Good to hear from the Falkland Islands Government Representative to the United Kingdom and Europe that at last the Falkland Islands are mine-free – and as 2,338 hectares are made safe again don’t forget the bravery of those who liberated the islands from a military junta and those who have cleared the mines.

Good to hear from the Falkland Islands Government Representative to the United Kingdom and Europe that at last the Falkland Islands are mine-free – and as 2,338 hectares are made safe again don’t forget the bravery of those who liberated the islands from a military junta and those who have cleared the mines.

Risking life and limb to clear landmines from 2,338 hectares on the Falkland Islands As a young MP, one of the saddest days of my life was, in knowing that our decision in Parliament- the right one - to end the illegal occupation of the Falkland islands, by a military...

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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