Falkland Islands to decide on political status in Referendum

Over the next few days, around 1,600 inhabitants of the Falkland Islands will be asked whether they wish to “retain their current political status as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom”.

Never before in British history has the outcome of a referendum been so predictable, its purpose so provocative. The referendum, to be held on Sunday and Monday, will solve nothing. It will exacerbate tired and anachronistic arguments about sovereignty.

The full article can be read here.

A Q&A of the BBC on the referendum can be found here.

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One comment

  1. The outcome: 1,513 votes in favor of staying in the UK, 3 against, with a turnout of over 90%
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21750909

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