@Prisoner-Monkeys No, I do not simply believe Britain should decide the calendar. That job is up to the French, however the Argentine government are extremrly unprofessional in the way they go about their business. Take the Falklands and this new YPF energy dispute. All of this is just a smokescreen to the real problems there. The President is immensely populist, on the fringes of unrealism.
Your claims of imperialism are groundless in this dispute. It is uo to the islanders if they want to remain British, Argentine or go independent. We certainly aren’t going to stop them if they announce a referendum. Besides, what Argentina are doing amounts to colonialism, much more than Britain. They want to force their own ides on them,against their wishes. Britain only defend the islands militarily and diplomatically. Therefore what Argentina are trying to do is much more like imperialism.
I could go on, and will, but later.
First off, do you really know what happened to YPF since the spanish got it? First of, it’s true Carlos Menem sold a massive petrol company to Repsol for 5 dollars, emptying the country. And yes, in part, Nestor Kirchner was part of the deal.
But Repsol emptied the company, in a very similar way to what they did to Aerolineas Argentinas. There was no petrol in Argentina, we had to import it most of the times, they didn’t research for more because “it wasn’t worth it” from the Spanish point of view, as the argentinean goverment had to take a share of it and it’d make no point for them to invest money and give half to Argentina. Maybe it wasn’t the best way, but we had to do it some day. YPF must remain ours…
Argentina are doing amounts to colonialism much more than Britain, huh? nice way to make my laugh.
I don’t want to get into the Malvinas argument. It doesn’t belong to this topic which is about the Grand Prix and shouldn’t have much to do with British-Argentina discussion. I cannot understand is why you both keep getting into this argument. Can’t you discuss it via private message?