Falklands – Round II

Falklands Round II

Deja vu eh?

In 1982, when Mrs Thatcher’s popularity was in decline and with an election looming, Argentina decided to stake a claim on the Falkland Islands.

The country was whipped up into a patriotic fervour and when we won the war her popularity had increased to the extent that she then went on to win the election.

But the thing that gets forgotten is that with her new found popularity, Thatcher was able to harvest this patriotism to crush the unions – comparing them (the enemy within) to Argentina (the enemy without).

Now a British company is drilling for oil in the area and Argentina is making noises again – Gordon Brown must be rubbing his hands with glee!

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