[Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's chief of staff David] Wolfson made an explicit proposal in a note to Thatcher on 22 April 1982 to avoid war by way of buying off the Falklanders. He suggested that the "bribe" of a US-backed index-linked guarantee of $100,000 per family and lifetime guarantees allowing residents to settle in Britain, Australia or New Zealand with full citizenship, be offered.
"This is the bribe which would have to convince Galtieri that they would vote for Argentine sovereignty," he told her.
|Rachel Gold cartoon 02/12/2012|
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