Not Brockley Central: Stanley Central

From Friday, Brockley Central will be decamping to the Falkland Islands for a week.


We will try our best to maintain our regular service during this time, but it's a long way from SE4, so bear with us. We will also be doing some blogging from the Falkland Islands, which is somewhat self-indulgent, we know, but we don't get to go there every day.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

how come?

Peter Penguin said...

Yeah,strange place to go on holiday.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Cast and Blast Trip?

This Is England said...

Enjoy the mutton.

max said...

Nice trip, but it'll be quite hard to offset the carbon emission.

Anonymous said...

where were you in 82?

Brockley Nick said...

Working visit and Max, there is currently only one flight per week in and out of the islands - there would never be fewer than that, so I reckon I don't need to feel guilty about the carbon footprint.

max said...

That's what Monbiot also said.

Brockley Nick said...

When he went to Australia!

Transpontine said...

PR for the Falklands - you have your work cut out Nick. How about rebranding them as Little Argentina? Buenos Aires is very trendy.

Anonymous said...

MMMMMMMMMMung and Mutton...

max said...

Yes, get rid of a couple of muttons and that's your carbon offset sorted.

Brockley Kiwi said...

Having been in Argentina for a few weeks earlier this year I was quite taken aback as to how strongly they feel about "Las Malvinas".

It wasn't so much hostility or resistment towards the Brits but more complete incomprehension as to the logic for retaining an interest in a couple of bleak rocks several thousands of miles away in the South Atlantic.

I had to admist I did see there point of view (particularly now that the prospect of Port Stanley becoming the Houston or Aberdeen of the South Atlantic seems to have diminished).

Anonymous said...

Brockley Kiwi - it's a very simple. Nick when you go to the falklands ask the locals whether they feel or want to be Argentinian. They will all tell you no. The history of the islands is disputable but the present is the reality of where we are. You cannot abandon those islanders and give them to another country, whether it was originally their or not.

Brockley Nick said...

It's Stanley, rather than Port Stanley.

The Falkland Islands are not part of the UK and the people of the Falkland Islands have the right to self-determination, which means they get to choose whether they want to remain a UK Overseas Territory.

Brockley Kiwi said...

All I said was that I appreciated their point of view. I didn't say that it was the only valid point of view towards a very complex issue or that we should give it back to them.

I was pleasantly surprised at the logic and balance that Jose Argentina applied when debating the the issue that seems to be missing from some Brits attitude (who see it very cleary as "it's ours now so there").

Brockley Nick said...

@Brockley Kiwi - I don't think I should comment further as the lines between blogging and work are rapidly blurring, except to say that the Falklands are not "ours", they belong to the people of the Falklands.

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