Royal Navy's Falklands ship turned away by Brazil

#2
Oh, so much for that naval cooperation pact we just signed...
 
#3
Ah the UK govs quest to find new big brothers in the World will have to continue...maybe India will be that special one....
 
#7
I love the Foreign Office comment at the end. The sad part is that the FO staff probably believe it.
 
#8
"The UK-Brazil defence cooperation treaty signed last September is a good example of our current strong links."

Er, yes.

Personally, I place far more store by our long standing and practical friendship both in word and deed with Chile.
After all, they celebrate Trafalgar Night like us.
 
#9
Outrageous! Send out a carrier to show e mean business! Oh hang on. Wait one.
 
#10
Thought I'd post this:

RIO CARNIVAL 2011

It might be the closest to Rio, the navy's going to get.
 
#11
Alternatively, some realism time here. Brazil is a close partner of the UK and also Argentina - each time it lets a UK ship in, it takes a lot of stick from Argentina and the resulting diplomatic hassle. So it has to strike a delicate balancing act between letting in UK ships on a regular basis, and also not pissing off a neighbour with who it shares a large land border.

I see realpolitik in play here, nothing more. If this continues then we have an issue, but ultimately Brazil will continue to do what it thinks is best in its own national interest. No need for alarm except for daily mail readers...
 
#12
I wonder how this will affect the crabs?

Will they, when seeing a nasty looking cloud have to find somewhere else to divert to? And somewhere else with an annual carnival.

It could be tricky.
 
#13
Alternatively, some realism time here. Brazil is a close partner of the UK and also Argentina - each time it lets a UK ship in, it takes a lot of stick from Argentina and the resulting diplomatic hassle. So it has to strike a delicate balancing act between letting in UK ships on a regular basis, and also not pissing off a neighbour with who it shares a large land border.

I see realpolitik in play here, nothing more. If this continues then we have an issue, but ultimately Brazil will continue to do what it thinks is best in its own national interest. No need for alarm except for daily mail readers...


Shhhhhh! ônibus indignação is due to leave in 5 minutes.
 

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#14
"The UK-Brazil defence cooperation treaty signed last September is a good example of our current strong links."

Er, yes.

Personally, I place far more store by our long standing and practical friendship both in word and deed with Chile.
After all, they celebrate Trafalgar Night like us.
Not to mention there has been a general election since (final run off and announcement made on 31/10/2010). I'd put her down as more of a technocrat that the outgoiing Silva and therefore lacks his pragmatism and charisma. I forsee a lot of general tub-thumping socialism in Brazil for the forseeable future including anti-colonial type rants such as this.
 
#16
No need for alarm except for daily mail readers...
... and amateurish commentators/posters trying to leverage entire defence policy and spending around a single non-threat in the South Atlantic.
 
#17
Brazil has a carrier (they even train Argentine Super Etendard (spelling?) pilots and other personnel), and a space programme...
 
#18
#19
Brazil has a carrier (they even train Argentine Super Etendard (spelling?) pilots and other personnel), and a space programme...
... and???

If you're going where I think you're going, I'd suggest you back off as you heading down a blind alley that will only make your argument look like its come from a 5 yr old neo-con fascist dictator hell bent on world domination.
 

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