Hugh Carless, Latin America Department, FCO, to J.Cable, Planning Staff, 18 February 1974

Commenting on draft paper on “Potential problems in British foreign policy”, with heading: “New problems with Argentina if oil exploration licences are granted around the Falklands”. “This problem cannot of course be divorced from the existing problem of the Argentine claim to the Falklands… HMG’s current policy of refusing licences to all applicants is being […]

Permanent Under Secretary’s Planning Staff paper, ‘British foreign policy: Opportunities and dangers’, 1 December 1975

“North/South relations”. Developing countries “want this trade to be conducted on more favourable terms than at present and, in the last resort, this can only come about of world prosperity as a whole increases of Western consumers put their hands more deeply into one or other of their pockets… By skilful diplomacy, coupled with some […]

Argentina/Falklands: Declassified

Documents Hugh Carless, FCO, to J.Cable, Planning Staff, (click here) Foreign Office, ‘British foreign policy: Opportunities and dangers’, 1975 ‘Reagan On The Falkland/Malvinas: “Give…Maggie enough to carry on…”’ (46 documents, National Security Archive) Articles 1982 war ‘Israel sold weapons to Argentina at height of Falklands War, declassified files show’ (Independent, 25 August 2016) ‘UK opens […]