Falkland Islanders vote overwhelmingly to keep British rule
By Marcos Brindicci and Juan Bustamante
STANLEY, Falkland Islands | Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:58am EDT
(Reuters) - Residents of the Falkland Islands voted almost unanimously to stay under British rule in a referendum aimed at winning global sympathy as Argentina intensifies its sovereignty claim.
The official count on Monday showed 99.8 percent of islanders voted in favor of remaining a British Overseas Territory in the two-day poll, which was rejected by Argentina as a meaningless publicity stunt. There only three “no” votes out of about 1,500 cast.
“Surely this must be the strongest message we can get out to the world,” said Roger Edwards, one of the Falklands’ assembly’s eight elected members.
“That we are content, that we wish to retain the status quo … with the right to determine our own future and not become a colony of Argentina.”
Ordinary people being incapable of knowing what’s good for them, I’m sure the elitist-nationalists of Argentina will make re-educating and/or relocating these ignorami one of their highest priorities.