Cameron stupid, says Argentina


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Argentina's president called Britain a "crude colonial power" after David Cameron said the Falkland Islands should remain UK territory.

On Wednesday, Mr Cameron told the House of Commons: "As long as the Falkland Islands want to be sovereign British territory, they should remain sovereign British territory – full stop, end of story."

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said that Argentina would keep raising its demands for negotiations with Britain and suggested that the UK should talk about the islands' future. "In the 21st century they [Britain] continue to be a crude colonial power in decline," she said.

Her Foreign Minister, she said, saw Mr Cameron's remarks as "arrogance" and as an example of "mediocrity and stupidity".