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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 4:03 pm on 25th June 2012.

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Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 4:03 pm, 25th June 2012

My hon. Friend is entirely right. At the heart of the UN charter is the concept of self-determination, which is why I think that the referendum is important. In many ways, we do not need it to happen in order to know the wishes of the Falkland islanders, which have always been clear, but none the less I think that it will underline that and people will be able to see that it is not Britain that is behaving in a colonialist way but that we are simply doing what the Falkland islanders want us to do.