Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Our oecists...

No surprise: eff off CFK. I make it a 99.8% win on a 90% turnout; surely amongst the biggest wins ever (discounting dictators' 100% etc): "Of 1,517 votes cast in the two-day referendum - on a turnout of more than 90% - 1,513 were in favour, while just three votes were against." "Falklands referendum: Voters choose to remain UK territory" [BBC]. Click on the image to go to an excellent and full Falkland Islands timeline and history; notes on de facto control since 1760 here.

Update: major face-palm: Seumas Milne, oh dear, to be so wrong...and in print.


Paul said...

One of the three against was a Falkland islander who married an Argentine woman and who now lives in Cordoba. He changed his christian name from Alexander to Alejandro and he's from one of the original Scottish families that settled there.

(I'll take my anorak off now)

Span Ows said...

LOL. Makes you wonder who the others were. A guy who couldn't read and someone who forgot their glasses.