The Argentine government has called on the country's top companies to stop importing goods from the UK. Argentine Industry Minister Debora Giorgi called the bosses of at least 20 firms to urge them to replace imports from Britain with goods produced elsewhere.
The move is linked to the dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands, which Argentina claims as the Malvinas.
Tension has been rising ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war.
In today’s Liverpool versus Manchester United Premiership match, Luis Suarez, the Liverpool striker, refused to shake the hand of Manchester United’s black defender, Patrice Evra.
Suarez served an eight-match ban after the FA found him guilty of racially abusing French left-back Evra in the 1-1 Anfield Premiership draw with Manchester United in October. Tension between the two clubs has been high; especially after Liverpool dumped Manchester United out of the FA Cup.
David Cameron’s use of Britain’s EU veto should be welcomed. The further that Britain can be away from the likes of Portugal, Greece and Spain economically the better. These are wonderful countries to visit on holiday but long-time economic basket cases where the people have never put in the hours nor declared the resources to compete economically with the likes of Germany, the US or Britain.
Thatcher’s 1992 Tower of Babel quote about Europe has come true.
Seeing German economic policy weighed down by Southern Italian profligacy and Polish poverty underlines the shaky foundations of a Euro dream borne – not out of a desire to end European wars as it should have been but – out of envy of the US as the then (as now) global economic leader.