Well we have had two successful Gulf Wars – why not a second Falklands War?
Back in 1982, Maggie was at the height of her unpopularity (though I would argue not strictly her fault, she had a backlog of really serious problems from the second half of the 1970’s to fix, and she was brave enough to fix things rather than placate people’s selfish interests)…anyway along came the Argentinians and invaded the Falklands.
Maggie became a very popular Prime Minister almost overnight thanks to her tough action to defend our sovereignty.
Now the Argentinians are talking tough about wanting sovereignty over the islands, and are blocking shipping in certain areas around there. And as a side-issue there are talks of substantial oil deposits. Both the UK and Argentina have debt issues. Oil would be very useful.
Now call me sceptical but we have an election coming soon. If it made a very unpopular Maggie popular again, could it do the same for dictator Brown? And I am not an expert in Argentinian politics but I believe the Kirchner’s who are currently ruling, are not popular either.
Could it even be some kind of dodgy underground agreement between the leaders of the two countries to make them more popular?