The Sun: A Message To You


The Sun newspaper’s open letter to Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in a Buenos Aires newspaper, ‘warning’ her against making territorial claims over the Falkland Islands. Image via thepoliticalidealist.

Dear The Sun,

You know that embarrassing and disturbingly inappropriate uncle who occasionally turns up to weddings in a flash new suit? The one who gets horribly pissed and starts grinding away on some hapless, unsuspecting female, showering her with spittle as he bangs on about what a mover and shaker he was in the 80’s, getting louder and louder until the bouncers politely ask him to leave, at which point he throws a punch, falls to the ground and is carried out?

That’s you. Please stop.

Kind regards,

Us. Great Britain.

Hearts, Minds & Moustaches: The Falklands War 30 Years On

David Cameron has much to fear from the influence of this man. And not just because of the quality of his moustache. Image: REUTERS/Gaston Brito.

I’ve been writing nothing but observations on US politics recently. Posting about the same subject repeatedly is frowned upon in the blogosphere, so I was devastated to realise all those years of study had gone to waste.

I dutifully set about locating an engaging story about UK based interests, only to discover that more or less the only thing I’d missed during my transatlantic travels was another argument over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. You know, the one that’s been going on for almost 30 years now.

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