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Poor from M&S. 19:47 - Aug 1 with 5639 viewsShawsey

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8583179/M-S-RENAMES-Falklands-globe-usi
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Poor from M&S. on 20:01 - Aug 1 with 3320 viewsOldsmoker

Made in Argentina?

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Poor from M&S. on 20:39 - Aug 1 with 3243 viewsnoggin

I'll tell you what was a slap in the face for British troops who died there.... The fact that Thatcher sent them to their deaths. America offered to broker peace but she wanted blood.

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Poor from M&S. on 20:46 - Aug 1 with 3205 viewsSpruceMoose

Cancel culture gone mad!

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Poor from M&S. on 20:55 - Aug 1 with 3179 viewsShawsey

Poor from M&S. on 20:39 - Aug 1 by noggin

I'll tell you what was a slap in the face for British troops who died there.... The fact that Thatcher sent them to their deaths. America offered to broker peace but she wanted blood.


She did and they did. The point is British people died defending it, so whether you agree with the war or not, it is a real disgrace from M&S to allow this to happen.
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Poor from M&S. on 22:16 - Aug 1 with 3059 viewsfactual_blue

daily mail link.

Please provide a summary of the story for those of us with too much decency to use their website.

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Poor from M&S. on 22:24 - Aug 1 with 3031 viewsfooters

This account needs some work. Too much like the last one.

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Poor from M&S. on 22:25 - Aug 1 with 3025 viewsHerbivore

Imagine actually getting het up about this.

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Poor from M&S. on 22:53 - Aug 1 with 2964 viewsMelford

Poor from M&S. on 20:39 - Aug 1 by noggin

I'll tell you what was a slap in the face for British troops who died there.... The fact that Thatcher sent them to their deaths. America offered to broker peace but she wanted blood.


She really needed a diversion in 82, something to take our minds off the war on British Industry and the working classes she was conducting in the UK. The Belgrano was sailing away when we bombed it.

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Poor from M&S. on 23:13 - Aug 1 with 2931 viewsjeera

Poor from M&S. on 22:25 - Aug 1 by Herbivore

Imagine actually getting het up about this.


I dunno, I can understand families who suffered personal loss feeling aggrieved.

But not so much maybe at the faux pas by M&S who clearly don't go about designing and manufacturing their own globes.

I felt obliged to have a quick look though on a couple of sites and was interested to learn the Malvinas name is derived from the French name, Malouines, given by the original French settlers.

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Poor from M&S. on 08:35 - Aug 2 with 2738 viewsGlasgowBlue

Poor from M&S. on 22:53 - Aug 1 by Melford

She really needed a diversion in 82, something to take our minds off the war on British Industry and the working classes she was conducting in the UK. The Belgrano was sailing away when we bombed it.


“ the commander of the Belgrano has broken a 21-year silence. He admits he had not only been commanded to attack the British fleet wherever he encountered it but was also 'anxious to pull the trigger'.

Captain Héctor Bonzo also admits that, far from retreating from the British Task Force as he sailed west with two accompanying destroyers, his change of direction was a temporary manoeuvre.”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2003/may/25/uk.world

And the idea that Thatcher used the Falklands in order to boost her popularity or distract from domestic policy is a flawed one.

Churchill lost the election despite winning the war. Eden had to resign after the ashes debacle. And in more recent history Blair’s legacy will always be tarnished by Iraq.

There is no doubt that Thatcher benefitted a boost in popularity due to the victory in the Falklands war but there is no way she could have seen that happening. And remember she was up against Michael Foot in the election a year after,

who to his credit supported her during the war,



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Poor from M&S. on 08:52 - Aug 2 with 2711 viewsShawsey

Poor from M&S. on 22:25 - Aug 1 by Herbivore

Imagine actually getting het up about this.


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Poor from M&S. on 09:16 - Aug 2 with 2664 viewslongtimefan

Poor from M&S. on 22:53 - Aug 1 by Melford

She really needed a diversion in 82, something to take our minds off the war on British Industry and the working classes she was conducting in the UK. The Belgrano was sailing away when we bombed it.


Torpedoed not bombed.
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Poor from M&S. on 10:01 - Aug 2 with 2619 viewsm14_blue

Poor from M&S. on 20:55 - Aug 1 by Shawsey

She did and they did. The point is British people died defending it, so whether you agree with the war or not, it is a real disgrace from M&S to allow this to happen.


You really think anyone from M&S sanctioned and decided to put Malvinas? They order thousands of products every week, no one's going to check every possible detail on a globe.

At the very, very worst it's a really minor oversight that I'm sure will now be rectified.

Daily Mail doing what the Daily Mail does.
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Poor from M&S. on 10:15 - Aug 2 with 2583 viewsm14_blue

Poor from M&S. on 22:16 - Aug 1 by factual_blue

daily mail link.

Please provide a summary of the story for those of us with too much decency to use their website.


Someone has noticed that in miniscule letters at the bottom of a decorative globe it says Malvinas (Falkland Islands) rather than just Falkland Islands.

A load of people who like to rant about 'easily offended snowflakes' are getting annoyed.

I'll make an exception for the servicemen quoted in the story but to be honest I'm sure they wouldn't have even been aware of it had it not been for the storm being brewed in a very small cup teacup.
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Poor from M&S. on 11:54 - Aug 2 with 2488 views26_Paz

This is absolutely ridiculous. All in the name of being woke. This stuff makes me so angry.
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Poor from M&S. on 11:57 - Aug 2 with 2475 viewsWeWereZombies

Poor from M&S. on 11:54 - Aug 2 by 26_Paz

This is absolutely ridiculous. All in the name of being woke. This stuff makes me so angry.


You think Marks and Spencer did this on purpose as some kind of preparatory manoeuvre for granting the Falklands to Argentina at the behest of retail corporations?

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Poor from M&S. on 12:05 - Aug 2 with 2456 viewsm14_blue

Poor from M&S. on 11:54 - Aug 2 by 26_Paz

This is absolutely ridiculous. All in the name of being woke. This stuff makes me so angry.


Paz, they're trying to make you angry about something that really doesn't matter.

You're being played by people who are just trying to generate clicks and sell papers.
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Poor from M&S. on 12:06 - Aug 2 with 2444 viewsHerbivore

Poor from M&S. on 11:54 - Aug 2 by 26_Paz

This is absolutely ridiculous. All in the name of being woke. This stuff makes me so angry.


You div.

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Poor from M&S. on 13:14 - Aug 2 with 2336 views26_Paz

Poor from M&S. on 11:57 - Aug 2 by WeWereZombies

You think Marks and Spencer did this on purpose as some kind of preparatory manoeuvre for granting the Falklands to Argentina at the behest of retail corporations?


No, they’re doing it because for some reason certain elements of society seem to want to out do each other in how woke they can be
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Poor from M&S. on 13:26 - Aug 2 with 2317 viewsWeWereZombies

Poor from M&S. on 13:14 - Aug 2 by 26_Paz

No, they’re doing it because for some reason certain elements of society seem to want to out do each other in how woke they can be


Either that or the globe is manufactured in the Philippines or somewhere that has some pro-Argentine support and quality control at Marks and Spencer didn't notice...

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Poor from M&S. on 13:28 - Aug 2 with 2308 viewsHerbivore

Poor from M&S. on 13:14 - Aug 2 by 26_Paz

No, they’re doing it because for some reason certain elements of society seem to want to out do each other in how woke they can be


Show your workings, Paz.

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Poor from M&S. on 13:34 - Aug 2 with 2279 viewsblackheath_blue

Poor from M&S. on 20:46 - Aug 1 by SpruceMoose

Cancel culture gone mad!

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Is that the new "political correctness gone mad"?
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Poor from M&S. on 13:41 - Aug 2 with 2267 viewsgordon

Poor from M&S. on 11:54 - Aug 2 by 26_Paz

This is absolutely ridiculous. All in the name of being woke. This stuff makes me so angry.


This is really snowflakey. It only makes you angry because you're told over and over again that this sort of thing should make you angry. It actually doesn't matter at all, it's just a name for a place.
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Poor from M&S. on 13:46 - Aug 2 with 2247 viewsHerbivore

Poor from M&S. on 13:41 - Aug 2 by gordon

This is really snowflakey. It only makes you angry because you're told over and over again that this sort of thing should make you angry. It actually doesn't matter at all, it's just a name for a place.


But we won the war!!!!

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Poor from M&S. on 13:57 - Aug 2 with 2228 viewsWeWereZombies

Poor from M&S. on 13:46 - Aug 2 by Herbivore

But we won the war!!!!


Although an Argentine joke has it that they won the Falklands War because they were able to get rid of their dictator straight away and we were stuck with ours for another decade.

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