David Cameron quickly rejected proposals from Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner that the thirty year old conflict be settled using a sudden death penalty solution.
"The last thirty years cannot be considered as extra time in a conflict that was accepted as having been won by the islander's geographically estranged relatives." stressed William Hague, denying reports that it was England's ineptitude in kicking round objects between posts that had lead to the government's rejection.
Ownership of the sheep infested corner of Britain that somehow wandered off to the shores of another continent was conincidentally brought into question at the same time as geologists suggested that the islands may be sitting in the middle of an oil field.
As part of their generous offer to take over the care of the islands the Argentinians have offered to pump away all of this unpleasant liquid from the seabed in the vicinity of the unfortunate islanders so that they might continue to enjoy the company of their wooly comanions unhindered.