When I come on this site at work without logging on, the adverts always seem to be for Prepaid Funeral Plans. Is somebody trying to tell me something? Does The Donald own the business and he is trying to create trade? Argentina had long laid claim to sovereignty of the Falklands, so given we had only a token garrison, the military regime decided to invade to stir up nationalist sentiment at home. The garrison wisely surrendered. We then gave the Argentines ample notice that we intended to expel them and they had plenty of time to prepare as our task force steamed from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere. Although they had modern aeroplanes – Super Étendards bought from the French – they were manned by inexperienced pilots. Their Navy was largely comprised of forty-plus year old antiques that were never going to be any match for the Royal Navy; and withdrew after the General Belgrano was sunk. In this version of David and Goliath, David’s slingshot was pretty ineffective and Goliath’s marines and paratroops were a total mismatch for the young conscripts trying to defend Las Malvinas for the invaders. Uncle Jeremy was not yet in Parliament but he was doubtless somewhere in London standing on a soapbox advocating a negotiated solution to the problem, even though there was nothing left-wing about the Argentine Junta.