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Garcia-Margallo joint sovereignty comments referred to Gibraltar dismissed

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:43 UTC
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 Julie Girling, MEP for the Southwest of England and Gibraltar, has said she sees no circumstances under which Gibraltar would accept joint sovereignty Julie Girling, MEP for the Southwest of England and Gibraltar, has said she sees no circumstances under which Gibraltar would accept joint sovereignty

Conservative member of the European Parliament, MEP, Julie Girling has rubbished suggestions by the Acting Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, that Gibraltar will have to contemplate a joint UK/Spain sovereignty arrangement in the event of a “Leave” vote in the European Union referendum.

 Garcia Margallo said that much as they may dislike it, the people of Gibraltar would have to reconsider the joint sovereignty proposals of the Blair/Aznar era if they want to continue having access to the EU's Single Market after a “Brexit”.

But Julie Girling, MEP for the Southwest of England and Gibraltar, has said she sees no circumstances under which Gibraltar would accept joint sovereignty. She described Spain's attempt to revive the joint sovereignty concept as “bullying” and expressed confidence that the Gibraltarians would steadfastly stand up to it.

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  • Conqueror

    Yesterday someone assured us that Gibraltar would always be loyal to the Queen and the UK.

    Over time, I have warned more than once that, without Britain, this is the sort of future that Gibraltar can look forward to.

    Of course, Garcia-Margallo couldn't openly come out and talk about Spanish troops marching across the frontier. Preceded by the tanks. But how long would “joint sovereignty” last? Garcia-Margallo thought that a branch of the Cervantes Institute would be a good idea for Gibraltar. A good idea for infiltrating Gibraltar is what he meant!

    Still, roll on the spanish elections. Perhaps the spanish population will understand that the PP is no good!

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 11:01 am 0
  • darragh

    Didn't Gib have a referendum on this very subject (i.e.joint sovereignty) and although the UK Government recommended it (knowing full well that there was no chance) booted it into the Med in no uncertain terms.

    Jun 10th, 2016 - 03:10 pm 0
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