The Curmudgeon


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Fury at Argie Flight Inconvenience Plot

Some anonymous but considerate diplomats have done their best for Britain by exuding some ominous rumblings about Argentina's intentions towards the Falklands. It is always advisable to have some beastly foreigners on hand when the other hand is in the public's pocket, and it is doubly advisable when the latter hand is engaged in purloining money from the disabled and the chronically unwell. Daveybloke has already ordered a gunboat to the South Atlantic, despite the Royal Navy's present financial straits and despite being apparently all gung-ho for Werritty's War some few miles away in the other direction. For its part, Argentina is threatening to "review" the weekly flights which are the islands' only air link with South America. Although it is not entirely clear whether Cristina Fernández de Kirchner uses the word review as a synonym for abolish, the way it is used in the British Empire, the anonymous diplomats are loudly but considerately talking up the possibility of an economic blockade. Since it is clearly the Bullingdon Club's vocation to show us what real hardship is, doubtless it's only a matter of time before all those cancer cheats and wheelchair scroungers are conscripted into the armed forces and sent to defend Britain's right not to negotiate with foreigners.


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