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John Spellar MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Minister, in response to the ban by South American trading bloc Mercosur of ships flying the Falkland Islands' flag from docking in its ports, said:

“While this looks like a bit of a flag waving gesture, Argentina should be in no doubt of the united determination of all parties in the United Kingdom to protect the Falkland Islanders' right to determine their own future.”

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