Argentina, which admits that its government is too overcome with grief at the death of Baroness Thatcher to be able to attend her funeral, has suggested re-naming the Falkland Islands in her honour.
"There has long been a certain amount of disagreement regarding the official name of these islands" said an Argentine government spokesman. "No-one really accepted the name 'Malvenas' outside a small group of this country's more out-of-touch, out-of-date, fanatical diehards, so we would like to suggest a name which the whole world, and particularly the inhabitants of those islands (who are, after all, the most important people) will be happy to agree on."
When interviewed, Mr Stanley Philpotts, Mayor of the Falkland Islands said "Argentina ... Arentina ... ah yes, I think I've heard of that - isn't it some overseas foreign country ... run by a 'yunta' or some weird system? Yes, now I think about it, I seem to remember some hooligans from there came over in a boat a long while ago and started trying to make trouble. Probably drunk or something. Anyway, soon sorted things out. We cancelled all police leave and were grateful for temporary back-up from some frightfully keen military chappies from Britain. Soon got things sorted out. I think that Thatcher prime-minister woman had something to do with it. Anyway, come and have some tea. How is she, by the way?"