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Old 28th May 2019, 15:21
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They lived on Ile Boddam, which is part of the Salomon atoll, and nowhere near Diego Garcia.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salomon_Islands

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Old 28th May 2019, 18:52
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So why can’t they live on any of the other atolls?
The atoll with the port and airbase on is just one of many.

Perhaps the islanders do not wish to live on any of the other atolls.
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Old 28th May 2019, 20:08
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Sleeping there gave me a really nasty headache . . . but they had a Class 6 no less and we were able to stock up for Perth and Woomera et al.

The only downside? One of the skippers was Jeff Bullen, but you can't have everything.
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Old 29th May 2019, 06:40
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Planemike.

They want to return to Ile Boddam, where the village of Chagos was. They do not want to go to Diego Garcia.
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Old 29th May 2019, 07:39
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I believe that Putin also is thinking about handing the Crimea back to the Ukraine.

And possibly China giving Tibet back to its people? And Turkey pulling out of northern Cyprus?
It's telling that the countries we are comparing ourselves to here are Russia, China and Turkey. That tells me all I need to know about the rights and wrongs of this particular argument.
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Old 29th May 2019, 09:21
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They want to return to Ile Boddam, where the village of Chagos was. They do not want to go to Diego Garcia.
Do you have a link for that assertion? I ask because Diego Garcia is by far the largest island in the archipelago and was presumably home to a fair number of inhabitants. It might be that their leaders have conceded that they accept a return to that island will not be possible while the base is there. That is quite different to saying that they don't want to go to Diego Garcia when it is possible.

Here is the Beeb summary of the situation after the lost Supreme Court appeal in 2016:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36659976
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Old 29th May 2019, 15:36
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And possibly China giving Tibet back to its people? And Turkey pulling out of northern Cyprus?
or UK giving back Akrotiri to the Cypriots
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Old 30th May 2019, 14:26
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Or a little closer to home, Spain giving back Ceuta and Melilla?

Or at least give the citizens of Morocco a chance to vote on the issue and Britain could then do likewise in Gib. Oh, I forgot we already have!

The Spanish have a word for this - Hipocresia
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Old 30th May 2019, 15:20
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Or a little closer to home, Spain giving back Ceuta and Melilla?

Or at least give the citizens of Morocco a chance to vote on the issue and Britain could then do likewise in Gib. Oh, I forgot we already have!

The Spanish have a word for this - Hipocresia
But isn't it hypocrisy if you are stating Moroccan citizens rather than residents of Ceuta and Melilla should all be allowed to vote, but then only Gibraltans when it should be Spain and Gibraltar as a whole.

End the colonial outposts for everybody.
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Old 30th May 2019, 15:49
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But isn't it hypocrisy if you are stating Moroccan citizens rather than residents of Ceuta and Melilla should all be allowed to vote, but then only Gibraltans when it should be Spain and Gibraltar as a whole.

End the colonial outposts for everybody.
What is a colonial outpost when every American country was founded on colonialism, as well as Australia and New Zealand besides.
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Old 30th May 2019, 20:16
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melmothtw,

Give Australia and New Zealand back to their rightful owners and come back to Europe!
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Old 30th May 2019, 20:37
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Originally Posted by pr00ne View Post
melmothtw,

Give Australia and New Zealand back to their rightful owners and come back to Europe!
Fair play, so long as the same goes for Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador.....etc
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Old 31st May 2019, 18:32
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Originally Posted by pr00ne View Post
melmothtw,
Give Australia and New Zealand back to their rightful owners and come back to Europe!
The rightful owners are the Australians. The hint is in the name.
It wasn't Australia untl them from across the sea showed up.
Human History, 101, suggest you review the course.
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 05:09
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It wasn't Australia untl them from across the sea showed up
The name Australia derives from Latin australis meaning southern, and dates back to 2nd century legends of an "unknown southern land" (that is terra australis incognita). The explorer Matthew Flinders named the land Terra Australis, which was later abbreviated to the current form. Previously, when the Dutch explored the area they named it Nova Hollandicus or New Holland.Flinders later renamed the land Australia in a chart compiled in 1804 whilst he was held prisoner by the French in Mauritius. When he returned to England and published his works in 1814 he was forced to change the name to Terra Australis by the British Admiralty. Governor Macquarie of New South Wales became aware of Flinders' preference for the name Australia and used it in his dispatches to England. In 1824 the British Admiralty finally accepted that the continent should be known officially as Australia.
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 17:04
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And don't forget that it's part of the GPS control segment.
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