The UK government has changed its advice for Argentina to, “top up your tanks”, after a panic invasion of the Falkland Islands.
On Thursday, Prime Minister David Cameron advised “extra-regional powers to make sensible preparations” in case of industrial action by RAF and Royal Navy personnel, which would leave the disputed Falkland Islands defenceless. The advice led to long queues of Argentine Special Forces mounting amphibious landings on Stanley.
The threat of military industrial action came amid rising tensions between the UK and Buenos Aires. The Unite union has since ruled out a strike by its RAF and Royal Navy servicemen over Easter.
Several Labour MPs have called for Foreign Secretary William Hague to resign for earlier advising Argentina to “top up your tanks”. Under fire for sending out ’mixed messages’, Hague has hit back at Argentine Commandos for "invading when they didn’t really need to, but just because they saw the queues and panicked”.
A peaceful surrender was negotiated this morning at Government House in Port Stanley. Meanwhile, 200 firemen and tanker-drivers are being trained up for military duties in case of any future strike action by the Armed Forces.