ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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FALKLAND ISLANDS-Field Day for British Hypocrisy

Field Day for British Hypocrisy David Edgerton WHAT started as an inconsequential non-observance of immigration controls by a group of Argentine scrap-metal dealers, on an island in the South Atlantic (South Georgia) known only to penguins and the British Antartic Survey, has turned by mysterious degrees into the greatest humiliation the United Kingdom has suffered since Suez. On April 1 (All Fools' Pay), the British Ambassador to the United Nations informed the Secutiry Council that an Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, some eight hundred miles from South Georgia, was imminent. The next day in the House of Commons, the Lord Privy Seal announced, one hour after the invasion had in fact taken place, that an invasion was still expected, and soon afterwards the Prime Minister announced that a large British 'task- force' would sail the following Monday to repulse the Argentines.

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