Falklands politician fears EU nations will help Argentina SNATCH islands after Brexit

Falklands politician fears EU nations will help Argentina SNATCH islands after Brexit

Roger Edwards, who flew thousands of miles to speak to the European Union Committee in the House of Lords, said post-Brexit Britain could lose the backing of EU member states over the territory.

Mr Edwards, a member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, added the Brussels bloc may no longer recognise the UK’s overseas territories.

The former Royal Marine said: “With the UK a full member of the European Union and a signatory to the Treaty of Rome, all the rest of Europe is obliged to recognise and accept that the UK OTs are a part of the UK.

“Once the UK is no longer a member state, nor a signatory to the Treaty of Rome, the same obligations do not apply.

“We may well lose the support of the rest of Europe and may well see Spain and possibly other members of Europe giving greater support to Argentina over its mistaken and illegal claim to the Falkland Islands.”

Rogue generals are planning to mount a secret raid on the Falkland Islands and plant an Argentinian flag on British soil.

The night-time operation would see 14 Argentinian commandos and an official photographer use two US-made Bell Huey ll helicopters to fly low to a remote part of the British territory.

Images of the Argentine flag planted on British soil would then be published in the days leading to crucial mid-term elections in the country in a move aimed at embarrassing Britain and humiliating their own government.

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri has been informed of the plot, planned for September.

The British Foreign Office has also been told and sources have confirmed that an RAF Chinook has been placed on permanent standby, ready to carry troops to the point of any incursion.

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