Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Falklands leak set to stir uproar

Britain’s sovereignty over the Falklands is set to be called into question by a new official history commissioned by Tony Blair, the Mail on Sunday has said.

In a report it says the book reveals secret Foreign Office legal advice which raises doubts over the legitimacy of British claims on the islands.

Falkland officials have reacted furiously and highlight that Argentina will seize on this in what is an ongoing dispute.

The Mail suggests that Mr Blair’s motives for releasing secret material to the author may be politically motivated.

The Foreign Office reiterated to the newspaper that Britain has no doubts over the sovereignty of the islands.

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