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PM Cameron ratifies support of Gibraltar and the interests of its people

Friday, August 30th 2013 - 23:36 UTC
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Britain will always stand up for Gibraltar and the interests of its people, David Cameron said on Thursday. The prime minister said it was something that mattered to us “very deeply”, as he held a meeting to discuss the border dispute with Spain. Read full article


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  • Troy Tempest

    Garda Civil:

    “cowardly and perverse”.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 02:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    To get things into context, I wonder how Spain would respond if a Royal Gibraltar Police patrol vessel sailed up to a Spanish vessel just off Algeciras and attempted to arrest both it and its occupants? And I wonder how Spain would react if a British frigate moved amongst vessels waiting to bunker in Algeciras and told them to leave the area? How about a Royal Navy patrol boat entering so-called Spanish waters and firing shots at a Spanish pleasure craft? How about an armed Royal Marine detachment landing and running through the streets of La Linea waving their weapons? The Guardia Civil have done all these things in relation to Gibraltar. There is no excuse for Spain's illegitimate and illegal actions.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 06:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    I still reckon he (picardo) should hit the gym! loosing a few kilos would do him GOOODDDDDD!!

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 07:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • british bomber

    Britain will stand up for Gibraltar and its people until the traitorous labourites hand it to Spain.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Here is a suggestion for Picardo...

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Is that a camera distortion or is that chair for Pigcardo disproportionately bigger than Camerons'?......even allowing for the camera being slightly closer to his.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    It's so nice to see that the numpties have nothing intelligent to say. But then they never do.
    In other news “RAF fighter jets have been scrambled” to Cyprus. Leaving aside the fact that Typhoons are multirole combat aircraft, not “fighter jets” and that “scrambled” does not mean the same as “deployed”, it's nice to know that there are now MRCAs in easy range of Gibraltar. The next Guardia Civil intruder could find a Typhoon coming in for a low-level missile attack. Head in from seaward and all the splinters “might” land on the beach. As if we care!

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 10:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    A_ButtVoice and Ozzie Crazy Train both seem unable to say anything except gang up on the personal insults about Picardo.
    Of course, that's only when they are not ganging up on Anglotino about unseen English language patterns etc.

    In fact, the two seem very in-tune with each other, backing each other up and holding hands when they appear on threads at the same time.

    Is this a “pair of socks”? Perhaps a pair of something else?

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    a pair of posters would be the answer....
    If you check my posts you will find, I have been known to “gang up” on Sunshine too.
    If anyone makes a comment that is either ridiculous or something I don't agree with or for my own amusement....then they will get a response.
    As Stevie did on the other thread!
    Another piss poor theory on your “Brit-type”
    You must spend so much time looking at your screen thinking of something clever to say....and failing.....Whilst my comments are straight off the cuff!

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Straight off the Campora Agenda, more like.

    CFK and Timerman say ridiculous things, yet you never have an 'issue' with them.

    I had at one time thought you were too smart to be part of the CFK personality cult.
    Am I right??

    I can only conclude that you are paid.

    You reveal much more by what you don't say than what you DO say.

    Sycophant or paid Troll?

    No, don't answer.


    Aug 31st, 2013 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Gibraltar: Earth, Air, Water and Spanish Fire.
    By George Morrall

    this will answer your questions on British Gibraltar
    .. Many will have become aware, in the past few days, of renewed Spanish aggression towards the people of Gibraltar

    A combined Anglo-Dutch Fleet, with Catalonian support, captured Gibraltar in 1704
    Article X of The Treaty of Utrecht 1713.
    “The Catholic King does hereby, for himself, his heirs and successors, yield to the Crown of Great Britain the full and entire propriety of the town and castle of Gibraltar, together with the port, fortifications, and forts thereunto belonging; and he gives up the said propriety to be held and enjoyed absolutely with all manner of right for ever, without any exception or impediment whatsoever.”
    (The complete Article X)
    Convention on the Law of the Sea.
    Spain signed and ratified the convention. The convention entered into force on the 16th November 1994
    Every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles, measured from baselines determined in accordance with this Convention

    Whenever a Spaniard next tells you that Gibraltar is Spanish you can tell him that Article X of the treaty of Utrecht says otherwise. You may also wish to point out the two referendums held in Gibraltar regarding sovereignty

    ....its interesting reading
    argies need not read as they know

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *8 yeah!! can´t stand fat politicians!! I don´t like politicians obut a fat one tells me he sitting on his fat arse and eating too much....
    time to exercise PIGARDO......

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    12 sussie it is past your bedtime

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    This is the mansion of Pigardo in spain.240 square metres worth 1.5 million euros...A man who enjoys golf in Marbella among other things and pays no tax in Spain or in any other place.but lives like a king...while Great Britain
    pays the up keep...the info is in spanish..

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    as you are Spanish, that's not really your problem is it?

    Sad that you have nothing to defend your political position, and nothing to criticise Picardo about, except his weight.

    All this shows is that your political arguments and your claims have no substance.
    For you personally, it shows how shallow and superficial your outlook is.

    Grow up, Sussie.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *15 his weight, his stupidity, his arrogance,his aggresiveness,his dimness,
    his callousness,his insolent and such a cry baby........

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Tory Tempest

    You have to feel sorry for Aussie_sunshine as he pines for the affluent life he once had down under. Now he has to deal with 27% of the working population (over 58% of young people) being unemployed AND 14.4% of children living in households with a high poverty rate TOGETHER with over a quarter of under-16 year olds at risk of malnutrition.

    So Picardo isn't:
    • unemployed;
    • poor; or
    • at risk or malnutrition.

    And so this fat, stupid, arrogant, aggressive, dim, callous, insolent cry baby is in charge of something that Spain has wanted for 300 years - the Rock.

    But worse it has the stability, employment, affluence, nutrition and freedom that millions of poor Spaniards can only dream of.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @17 If, as you say, “aussie sunshine” is a Spaniard I can understand his antipathy to Mr Picardo. Mr Picardo is, by profession, a barrister. He is a member of the Bar in both Gibraltar and the British Virgin Islands. He has appeared in all Gibraltar Courts, the Privy Council and the European Court of Human Rights. He graduated in Jurisprudence from Oriel College, Oxford University. One wonders whether this Spaniard has any qualifications of “any” description. ASBOs perhaps? Court orders? I wonder if he has an Australian deportation order?

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *18 LOL ): yeah!! santa claus is after me!!

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 12:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Still waiting for my answer Skip.......and why did I ask it?.........
    This is why........

    24 aussie sunshine (#)
    Dec 30th, 2012 - 11:12 pm

    *23 I don´t have to pretend to be an Aussie- I AM AN AUSSIE.
    what pisses you off is that AN AUSSIE does not agree with your stupid
    comments..silly pr****. GET A LIFE.

    33 Anglotino (#)
    Aug 28th, 2013 - 07:05 pm
    Aussie Sunshine is not Australian.
    He has been here.
    But he is a Spaniard and lives in Spain.

    36 A_Voice (#)
    Aug 28th, 2013 - 07:11 pm
    Hey Skip
    How do you know that......has he said? When did he say that.....must be before my time or I missed it.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 12:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Well once more!! (read my lips) I AM AN AUSSIE..I AM AN AUSSIE...
    I AM AN´s that??

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    but was you born in australia.lolol

    couldent resist

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    August 29th
    Post 66
    “I'm not 100% about Aussie being your Sock Puppet as I am the others”

    Post 69
    ”Of course you are Aussie Sunshine......;-))))))”

    And today you are back to believing that he isn't my sockpuppet. So which is it?

    Because everyone is getting mightily confused with your backflips. You should run for election. You know how to run because you stopped coming back to that thread. So I'll repeat again

    Fact 1
    You clearly state that Aussie_Sunshine is my sockpuppet.

    Fact 2
    I clearly state Aussie_Sunshine is Spanish and from Spain.

    Fact 1 + Fact 2 = Fact 3

    Fact 3
    I'm right.

    Unless one of the variables is wrong.

    We all know your true colours but thank you for putting them on display.

    I can't be wrong if you are right!

    Wow usually it is you being pedantic. What happened?

    You've spent days talking about road distances and travel times in the US and days on trivial facts, spelling, vernacular and language usage on anyone claiming to be in Scotland.

    But just can't bring yourself to do the same to Aussie_sunshine.

    Nope. You are spending all your time on trying to prove me wrong. I must really get under your skin because you never can!

    Thank you A_Voice. Please don't leave the room on my account.


    You can prove conclusively that you are currently living in Melbourne.

    Up for the challenge or will you ignore it, deflect from it, fudge it or just plain run away?

    Here's your chance to prove me wrong. A_Voice, Think, Stevie, Nostrils would jump at this chance and I'm handing it to you on a platter.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Still waffling and deflecting made a prove it!
    .....let me help you......I'm such an accommodating guy..;-)

    18 aussie sunshine (#)
    Apr 03rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm
    Oh by the way I am not Spanish but married to one!!

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Sorry A_Voice I can't be wrong if you are right.

    Try harder.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Are you starting to feel stupid yet Skip......ever get the feeling you've been played?
    I did warn you......
    How long do you think I have known this information?......Hey Sucker....

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    That's your smoking gun?

    So you just proved he isn't my Sockpuppet?

    “How long do you think I have known this information?”

    Not 3 days ago I'm guessing.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest


    “If you check my posts you will find, I have been known to “gang up” on Sunshine too.”

    Hmm, don't recall that.

    If you want me to believe that one, you'll have to do the fishing for the post yourself, to prove it.

    Of course, it would “prooves” nothing anyway. You know that.

    Sigh, another Panto-sock character of your own, more likely!

    We must really be important to you - you are pursuing this so tenaciously LOL !!

    You crave attention from us


    Sep 01st, 2013 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    A_Voice spent an entire FIVE posts ganging up on Aussie_sunshine.

    Whether you could count 71 whole words as causing A_Voice “to be known” as something; would probably only happen in A_Voice's feeble imagination.

    Considering he used more words in post 9 to you; sort of proves the point.

    If 71 words in 5 posts on ONE thread is to “gang up” on someone then he is positively consumed in stalking us.


    A_sunshine isn't A_Voice though. A_sunshine has been around for 18 months and I think ElaineB outed him as not an Aussie back then because he couldn't even name a common weather feature here. Like not knowing what a chinook is when you claim to live in Calgary.

    A_Voice can't fault that I am Australian or that I live in Melbourne because he doesn't know enough about it so his only target against my consistency is to defend I have sockpuppets and we all share the same mistakes. He can't articulate a why though. I mean I'm already amongst the most prolific posters on here. I'm never short of an opinion and never care whether it is backed up or not.

    He just strolls around looking for someone to chase down and it seems to be my turn now. Supposedly I created a sockpuppet 10 months before I first commented on here. I also created another 2. Both of whom are so predictable that they only elicit a one word reply these days.

    I've challenge A_sunshine to prove he lives in Melbourne.

    What's the bet he won't take the challenge?
    What's the bet A_Voice won't say anything about that either?
    And another question, why do most of A_sunshine's post appear while I'm sleeping?

    Riddle me that A_Voice!

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 04:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Are you the Chairman of the Australian Cheese Board in Perpetuity?

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest



    Good observations.

    I DO recall Ozzie being outed - that was Isolde what did that. The same Isolde that is the fixation of 'Think' with his creepy sexual cravings.

    Ozzie was never of much consequence - the little dog nipping at one's heels. An annoyance, much like his post @21, and similar to “Sussie” at times.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Hey do realise that I'm only messing with you, I hope!
    It's what I do, don't take the crap I write too seriously...I don't want to deter you from your valuable contributions to this forum.
    I do often indulge in mind games....take it with a pinch of salt!.....;-)

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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