Mauritius... Chagos... Diego Garcia
The British government has been accused of threatening a close ally in an increasingly bitter diplomatic tug-of-war over the fate of a tiny, strategic archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
It is half a century since the UK took control of the Chagos Islands from its then colony, Mauritius, and evicted the entire population, before inviting the United States to build a military base on Diego Garcia, one of the larger atolls.
Re: Mauritius... Chagos... Diego Garcia
When I used to go to various islands connected to Britain I was surprised to see military facilities that were not British.
All the recent talk about sovereignty, will those same MPs be supporting Mauritius in its legal action or will they remain silent?
I see former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is accused of threatening our ally
"Unfortunately, we have been threatened with retaliation… on issues of trade and on issues of investment, you know, and on our relationship with the UK," Mr Jugnauth added.
The following was reported exactly one year after the EU Referendum.
By a margin of 94 to 15 countries, delegates supported a Mauritian-backed resolution to seek an advisory opinion from the international court of justice (ICJ) in The Hague on the legal status of the Chagos Islands.