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Argentina: President Fernandez challenges British military spending in Falklands00:51

Argentina: President Fernandez challenges British military spending in Falklands

Argentina, Ushuaia
April 3, 2015 at 03:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner called out the UK for its perceived aggression in the Malvinas Islands (Falkland Islands), Thursday, during a government rally in the southern Argentine city of Ushuaia. During her speech the president highlighted the fact that the British government are currently pushing for heavy military spending in the disputed British overseas territory, despite the fact more than a million British people are forced to eat at food banks.

Fernandez was speaking at a government rally marking the 33rd anniversary of the South Atlantic or Falklands War between the UK and Argentina. During her speech, the Argentine leader asked how the British parliament could justify an increase in the budget for the Malvinas of £180 million ($266.9million /€246.6 million) when so many were going hungry.

According to the British charity Trussell TrustSome, 913,138 people used foodbanks in the UK in 2014, 330,205 of those were children. The figure almost tripled from 2013, when 346,992 Britons were using foodbanks.

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner called out the UK for its perceived aggression in the Malvinas Islands (Falkland Islands), Thursday, during a government rally in the southern Argentine city of Ushuaia. During her speech the president highlighted the fact that the British government are currently pushing for heavy military spending in the disputed British overseas territory, despite the fact more than a million British people are forced to eat at food banks.

Fernandez was speaking at a government rally marking the 33rd anniversary of the South Atlantic or Falklands War between the UK and Argentina. During her speech, the Argentine leader asked how the British parliament could justify an increase in the budget for the Malvinas of £180 million ($266.9million /€246.6 million) when so many were going hungry.

According to the British charity Trussell TrustSome, 913,138 people used foodbanks in the UK in 2014, 330,205 of those were children. The figure almost tripled from 2013, when 346,992 Britons were using foodbanks.