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M&S RENAMES Falklands on globe using Argentinian name in a ‘slap in the face’ for British troops

Marks & Spencer has caused outrage by selling globes renaming the Falkland Islands their name – as critics say it is snubbing .  

Critics said it was ‘a slap in the face’ for the 255 who died in the 1982 conflict over the South Atlantic islands.

The globes lists the territory as the ‘Islas Malvinas’ followed by ‘Falkland Islands’ in brackets. 

Marks & Spencer has caused outrage by selling globes, pictured, renaming the Falkland Islands using their Argentinian name. Critics said it was 'a slap in the face' for the 255 British troops who died in the 1982 conflict

Marks & Spencer has caused outrage by selling globes, pictured, renaming the Falkland Islands their name. Critics said it was ‘a slap in the face’ for the 255 who died in the 1982 conflict

They also say the capital is ‘Puerto Argentino’ with its correct name, Stanley, in brackets alongside the words ‘claimed by Arg and UK’. 

The comes in two sizes, for £39.50 and £49.50, and is sold both in stores and online. 

veteran Simon Weston, 58, who was badly burned in the conflict, said that M&S selling the was ‘crass stupidity’. 

The globes lists the British territory as the 'Islas Malvinas' followed by 'Falkland Islands' in brackets as well as saying the capital is 'Puerto Argentino' with its correct name, Stanley, in brackets

The globes lists the territory as the ‘Islas Malvinas’ followed by ‘Falkland Islands’ in brackets as well as saying the capital is ‘Puerto Argentino’ with its correct name, Stanley, in brackets

He said: ‘If you’re going to provide an educational tool then it has to be factually correct. 

‘How can you educate when the is wrong and it is being sold in British stores which means British youngsters get the wrong information?’ 

Retired police officer Andrew Magowan, who spotted a at an M&S in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, said it was a ‘slap in the face to the brave service personnel’.  

Falklands veteran Simon Weston, 58, who was badly burned in the conflict, said that M&S selling the globe was 'crass stupidity'. M&S said they will review the product

  veteran Simon Weston, 58, who was badly burned in the conflict, said that M&S selling the was ‘crass stupidity’. M&S said they will review the product 

Roger Edwards, who served with the SAS in the War and is a member of the islands’ legislative council, said that misunderstandings like these ‘occasionally crop up’. 

He says this is the result of ‘decades of Argentine misinformation’.    

M&S said that they will review the product following the backlash.

A spokesperson said: ‘This is a decorative item. However, we take all customer feedback on board and we will review the product.’

Credit — dailymail.co.uk

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