Faroes referendum – From Our Own Correspondent, BBC R4

Faroes referendum – From Our Own Correspondent, BBC R4

In the sleepy bars of Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, I go in search of opinions on the 2018 constitutional referendum.

 

Inside the Irish themed bar at the opposite end of the harbour, the weekly pub quiz was taking place – and between rounds of general knowledge, sport and history I managed to share a beer… or two, with a more talkative bunch of locals.

 

“Most young Faeroese people like it the way it is,” said a 30-year-old man, sipping from a bottle of sweet red liquid, the colour and consistency of agricultural diesel. “Right now, we can go to Denmark and get a decent education. And who knows – if we become independent, will we still have those opportunities?”

 

You can hear the full dispatch here. 

Date

November 9, 2017

Category

Radio