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Spain will only discuss Gibraltar sovereignty issues with the UK

Sunday, January 2nd 2011 - 21:27 UTC
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Spain will not discuss any issue that affects Gibraltar’ sovereignty within the context of the Trilateral Forum, Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez said in an interview over the Christmas break and some its extracts collected in the Gibraltar Chronicle. Read full article

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  • Redhoyt

    Spain is going to be a long time waiting then !

    Jan 03rd, 2011 - 02:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Must be a Spanish thing

    Jan 03rd, 2011 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ann Other

    I wonder if they will 'reject' the British statement that HMG will not discuss the sovereignty of Gibraltar unless the Gibraltarian people want it - which they don't.

    Jan 03rd, 2011 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Typhoon

    “Latins” be they in Europe or in South America are incredibly stupid. Gibraltar will remain British for so long as its people wish. The Falkland Islands will remain British for so long as its people wish.

    Make no mistake. Despite their disenchantment with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the British people will DEMAND war against ANYONE who seeks hegemony over either territory.

    If we have to wipe out the populations of Spain and Argentina, those countries will have brought it on themselves.

    Jan 03rd, 2011 - 09:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    So let me get this straight in my mind.

    Spain won't talk to the UK and Gibraltar with respect to soverignty, but will only talk to the UK, without the blessing (or presence of representitives) of Gibraltar

    The UK won't talk to anyone about soverignty without Gibraltar's blessing, as they're acting on behalf of the people of Gibraltar rather than moving them round like some giant chess piece in a game.

    Gibraltar's blessing on soverignty talks that don't include them is roughly as likely to be forthcoming as me growing wings and flying to Gibraltar under my own power. I recall vaguely a referendum on shared soverignty about ten years ago. There were about 200 people in favour, but there were also about eighteen thousand opposed.

    Let us just say that breath will not be held waiting for progress/change on the status of Gibraltar by many people.

    Jan 06th, 2011 - 05:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Is always better to talk with the owner's circus instead of the “monkeys”.

    Jan 06th, 2011 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ann Other

    @Rufus No, not 200 only 187 voted in favour of joint sovereignty.
    There may be less of them today.

    Jan 06th, 2011 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @Ann
    I stand corrected, it was 187 votes in favour of joint soverignty and 17,900 opposed, which if my maths is correct gives 98.97% of the votes cast opposed to joint soverignty.

    In either case, it's not a particularly ringing endorsement for the idea...

    Jan 07th, 2011 - 04:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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