In an emotional open letter to the British prime minister, Cristina Kirchner, Argentina’s president, has called on him to honour a United Nations resolution dating from 1965 and start negotiations about handing over the islands.
Or else what? Britain has no cause to even read the letter, much less go about negotiating away the homes and lives of two-century British nationals. So if Kirchner is serious and not just playing up some jingoism for the home crowd, she must have an “or else” somewhere.
I know history repeats itself, but in the case of the Falklands, the first time was farce. What’s it going to be this time?