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Thread #162903   Message #3886971
Posted By: Steve Shaw
05-Nov-17 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catalonia: pros and cons of separation
Subject: RE: BS: Catalonia: pros and cons of separation
Well I suppose we didn't value the right of Argentina to claim the Malvinas or the right of Ireland to govern itself or the rights of the displaced Palestinians once the Jews were sorted, despite Balfour's promise. And how are you on Russia and Crimea, Nigel? Putin right or wrong? Should we ask the people of Crimea? Yiu won't get the answer you want. Isn't life complicated?

Have a look at a map, Nigel. Gibraltar is a few miles from mainland Spain and over a thousand miles from London. The Malvinas are an hour from mainland Argentina but ten hours from the UK, and, when we usurped them, there were no aeroplanes. Hong Kong is half an hour from China but twelve hours from us, but the capitalists there are still moaning. Our overseas Empire territorial acquisitions were hardly obtained by democratic means in any case, were they, Nigel?