- Jan 20, 2016
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Local officials are considering breaking ranks with the UK Government and asking the EU for help, reports David Hencke
The main export of the Falkland Islands economy, the Loligo squid – which is processed into more familiar calamari for millions of EU customers – has become a casualty of Brexit.
Unlike the row over UK fishing waters, British negotiators failed to even entertain the rights of Falkland Islands fishermen when the EU refused to discuss tariff-free trade for any of Britain’s overseas territories.
As a result, from 1 January, the EU imposed swingeing food tariffs on all products produced by British overseas territories. They range from 6-18% on fish to 42% on lamb.
The damage is most severely being felt on the Falklands – the island that Margaret Thatcher aggressively reclaimed after Argentina invaded it in the 1980s. The island has since been a totemic cause for successive Conservative governments.
Well its a long way away and they cant vote so why would the tories give a shit ? Maybe Ms Patel might consider sending refugees there as a way of rebuilding their economy ? Or they should open talks with their Argentine neighbours. They have been fucked over by their conservative friends.