Originally Posted by sledger
Never really sure what to make of this particular incident to be honest.
Has always struck me as a lot of fighting over a few rocky outcrops, as Fred terms them.
But at the same time, if the majority of the inhabitants of said outcrops wish to remain under British sovereignty (which as I understand things is the case), then they're as deserving as protection as anyone else.
Same as Gibraltar - whilst the significance of both might be lessening, we shouldn't hand them back to crying Spaniards or Argentinians whilst the inhabitants of both wish to remain British.