Down at Comment is Free, Flavia Dzodan is laughing heartily, so let's join her in that. She's laughing over David Cameron's suggesting a colonialist attitude by the Argentine government towards the Falklands. Dzodan, who was born in Argentina, thought at first that his remark must have been mistranslated. But no:
With this comment Cameron did a bit of historical "re-arranging the furniture". He conveniently forgot to mention that the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands were expelled by an act of force in 1833, and the current population descends from the people brought by the British to replace the Argentinian inhabitants. By definition, this is an act of colonialism.
Well, I chuckled heartily and then read on, looking for how Flavia Dzodan was going to handle the earlier history of Argentina. Read on... read on... read on. Nothing. Big fat nothing. Not even the tiniest squeak. It seems that Spanish was always spoken in those parts, or that its present inhabitants are all there because their forebears were invited to tea. Guffaw - nonsense is free.