To quash this idea (and hope it was tongue in cheek):
Not a bad idea,
They could do a bit of 'national service' as well in maintaining the security of the island from the Argies allowing us to only have a minimal full time army presence there.
It would probably also be cheaper to build some low cost housing on the island for them and a few factories so business in the UK that currently outsource to China could have their good manufactured in the Falklands instead.
a) There is already a minimal Army presence on the Islands; never any more than 400 at a time
b ) Expensive to build on the islands as nearly all materials are imported
c) Cost of living is reasonably expensive due to reasons at point b
d) Exporting is expensive due to transportation costs
e) The islanders, whilst very accommodating, would reject this idea as they govern themselves and have the right to self-determination.
f) The infrastructure i.e. medical facilities, schools etc aren't in place to deal with such numbers considering there is never more than 4.5k people on the island at any one time.
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