“The European Union could be accused of making trouble for Gibraltar...”

“The European Union could be accused of making trouble for Gibraltar...”

26-11-2018JON NAZCA - REUTERS - X02457

It could be said that the European Union is seeking to make trouble for Britain post-Brexit. Under the latest European Union plans for Gibraltar Spain should carry out border control and surveillance at Gibraltar’s port, airport and waters.

There is no way that the people of Gibraltar or even the British government would ever accept this. I suppose the European Union is well aware of this and it could be said that they are “making trouble.”

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the plan conflicted with an agreement between London, Madrid and Gibraltar reached in December last year, just before Britain completed its exit from the EU. “It seeks to undermine the UK’s sovereignty over Gibraltar, and cannot form a basis for negotiations,“ Raab said.

You can´t get clearer than that really. Gibraltar does have a first class airport but it is hardly used because Spain is opposed to its use as a “feeder” airport for the rest of southern Spain. On Gibraltar, Spain had a golden opportunity to win hearts and minds with the Gibraltarians.

The majority of people on “The Rock” were firmly opposed to Brexit. Spain could have offered to work alongside the Gibraltar government so that the British “outpost” could retain some of their European Union rights.

Sadly, this has not been the case and this latest piece of senceless news from the European Union just underlines this point. Spain and the EU should work with Gibraltar not the other way around.

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mike / Hace about 1 month

Remember the Falklands

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Richie dollan / Hace about 1 month

“ The majority of people on “The Rock” were firmly opposed to Brexit. Spain could have offered to work alongside the Gibraltar government so that the British “outpost” could retain some of their European Union rights.”. .???? What like in Northern Ireland Jason where the same situation applies? Really, you are most naive cheerleader for the good ship Brexitania I’ve yet to encounter. The British government is just picking random barnies with “our good friends” in Europe as and when it suits their policy of having cake and eating it. There is no rational to their pleadings they just think that waving a union flag aggressively at their neighbours constitutes a foreign policy. I find it childish and embarrassing myself,,,,,

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Colin Allcars / Hace about 1 month

Spain’s position on Gibraltar can never be viewed with anything other than scepticism in view of their retention of the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa. Rank hypocrisy is not an attractive quality.

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