Following the referendum result Foreign Secretary William Hague said: "I welcome today's result, which demonstrates more clearly than ever the Falkland Islanders' wish to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom.
"We have always been clear that we believe in the rights of the Falklands people to determine their own futures and to decide on the path they wish to take. It is only right that, in the 21st century, these rights are respected.
"All countries should accept the results of this referendum and support the Falkland Islanders as they continue to develop their home and their economy. I wish them every success in doing so."
The result of the referendum may be a foregone conclusion but the Island's Government - and Britain - hopes it will send a signal.
Next week's islanders are expected to vote overwhelming to remain an Overseas Territority of the UK, but will Argentina listen?