Former minister of Portsmouth brands Labour leader Corbyn ‘a threat’ to the Falklnds

Defence secretary Michael Fallon pictured during a trip to Portsmouth in December last year

Defence secretary Michael Fallon pictured during a trip to Portsmouth in December last year

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THE former minister of Portsmouth has claimed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) is a bigger threat to the Falklands than Argentina.

Defence secretary Michael Fallon made the comments during a visit to the islands, where he revealed the MoD would spend some £180m on the islands’ defences.

He was referring to Mr Corbyn’s recent suggestion the UK and Argentina should discuss the future of the islands. However, Labour have brushed off the remarks, branding them ‘silly’ and stressing Mr Corbyn was committed to ‘self-determination’ for the islands.

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