Jeremy Corbyn has said he wants a solution with Argentina over the Falklands
Major-General Julian Thompson, who led British forces in 1982’s Falklands War victory, said Mr Corbyn leading the UK filled him with horror.
The Labour leader’s view on the conflict are “totally offensive” to islanders and an insult to the 225 British soldiers killed, the chairman of the Falkland Islands’ parliament said.
In the Eighties Mr Corbyn was vocal about his opposition to the conflict and has since called for negotiations to include a power-sharing deal with Argentina, which says it has a claim to the island which has been British for the past 184 years.
On Monday evening’s election interview with Jeremy Paxman, Mr Corbyn was quizzed about his claim the Falklands conflict was a “Tory plot”.
When he was a councillor he described the war as “a nauseating waste of money and lives” and “one of those crazy conflicts of flag-waving nonsense”.
Photographs from the Falklands War Mon, April 3, 2017
The Falklands War, also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur, was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom, 2 April – 14 June 1982.
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Surgeon Lt Gordon Brooks with wife Christine and 3-month-old daughter Helen. Britain went to war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands in 1982. The Atlantic Conveyor was hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile, and sank 90 miles north-east of Port Stanley
Major-General Thompson, said: "I felt irritated, to put it mildly.
"Here is a chap who sets himself up as a socialist, and presumably therefore antifascist, who was prepared to see British people consigned to spending their lives under the rule of a fascist junta."
Reacting to what he thought about Jeremy Corbyn possibly becoming prime minister, he said: "Horror, horror, I can't express it more strongly. I am worried at the thought of that guy being in charge. It is very worrying because he could do some deal with Argentina."
Simon Weston, a Welsh Guardsman who was badly burned after his ship was bombed by Argentine planes, said Mr Corbyn’s comments were “crassly stupid”.
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He said: "It makes me balk. I feel rather queasy.
"He is historically, geographically and every other aspect of wrong in every point he makes."
Falklands War veterans said they are terrified Corbyn will become PM
Ian Hansen, chairman of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly, said islanders are worried about Labour winning next week’s General Election because of Mr Corbyn’s “misguided” views on the British outpost.
He said the Labour leader’s comments were offensive, as were further remarks about Britain not fighting a just conflict since the Second World War.
Veteran Simon Weston said Mr Corbyn's comments were 'crassly stupid'
225 British soldiers died in the Falklands War
Mr Hansen, said: "For us in the Falklands, as it's the 35th anniversary of our liberation, those sort of remarks are totally unsavoury and insensitive.
"I personally know what it was like to be locked up at gunpoint for 30 days so to say it wasn't a just war, how anybody could say that is beyond me.
“His comments were not just offensive to us but also offensive to those who came down and fought for us.”
He added Mr Corbyn had refused to meet him and another assembly member late last year when they were in the UK, despite previous Labour leaders being happy to do so.
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