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Rajoy meets PM Cameron and states the diplomatic bag incident in Gibraltar border 'resolved'

Saturday, November 30th 2013 - 19:42 UTC
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy drew a line under the diplomatic bag incident at the Gibraltar border following a conversation with his British counterpart, David Cameron. The two men spoke on the side lines of an EU summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, although their conversation centered mostly on Scotland and Catalonia, according to Spanish reports. “This (incident) has been resolved” said the Spanish president. Read full article


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  • reality check

    Love to know what they actually said?

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Corvus corax

    Rajoy: (Sarcastically) I'm very sorry about the diplomatic bag thing.

    Cameron: Try that again and we will invite Catalonia to Downing Street and give them more information about how they could be an independent state. We have been getting good at working out details similar to this recently...

    Rajoy: Oh shit. I hadn't thought of that...

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    More like, “Nice to see you again David, I was just telling the press how friendly our relations are!”

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    “We made appropriate representations to the Spanish authorities at senior levels, and we have now received an explanation from the Spanish Government and been assured that we will not see a repeat of those actions,”

    I believe in diplospeak, that's Rajoy groveling. And I suspect that the idiot who opened the bag is now looking for new career opportunities.

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 10:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Rajoy: How do you British keep turning everything I do into a victory?

    Cameron: Not that difficult really! We just keep calm and carry on.

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 10:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    London as ever place a masterful game of international politics and continuing to school Spain and Argentina on how its done.

    Nov 30th, 2013 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    Will Spain and Britain exist by the next EU meeting?

    Argentina's flag will keep flying high and all 23 provinces united, that's for sure.

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 02:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    Rajoy: let´s have some Spanish ham washed down with a Spanish red!!
    Cameron: and a paella!!??
    Rajoy. but of course...and a paella!!
    Cameron: Let´s invite Picardo!
    Rajoy: I don´t think he will make it....there is a long queue at the border.hahahaha

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 02:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Nostrils says:
    “Will Spain and Britain exist by the next EU meeting?

    Argentina's flag will keep flying high and all 23 provinces united, that's for sure.”

    Umm the EU isn't a country! Gawd you are a true product of the Argentinean education system aren't you.

    The EU should be compared to Mercosur….BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh God sorry…..BAHAHAHAHAHA…. it would be a bit like comparing Argentina to Australia - totally wrong leagues.

    Aussie sunshine
    Leaders of countries don't line up with the plebs at border crossings. So you won't see Picardo caught up with all the Spanish workers (clutching their cheap boxes of ciggies) crossing the border every day to and from their well paid jobs in Gibraltar that their own country can't provide.

    Perhaps Rajoy should lay off the wine and actually governing a little and help reduce that massive employment level. Or he could continue eating paella and driving red wine and ignoring people like you as he does now.

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 05:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    #7 “Argentina's flag will keep flying high and all 23 provinces united, that's for sure.” Except that the inhabitants of an apparently integral part of a province (in the minds of many Argentines) want nothing to do with Argentina at all.

    I know you see the potential fragmentation of the UK and Spain as some kind of weakness, but it's not that at all. Not to mention it's easy for Argentina to be unified by a common theft of other peoples land, colonialist implant.

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    @The Truth PaTroll All 23 provinces united maybe but probably bankrupt AGAIN.

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    In the best interests of free democratic people, the matter of the diplomatic bag incident is NOT resolved. The British people do not accept the explanation of the corrupt, criminal, depraved, larcenous, mendacious, faggoty Spanish. Let's turn the tosspots into fertiliser! Then the same for argieland. FIRE!!!

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 12:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    The Diplomatic Bag incident is like the 'downing' of the presidential plane a few months back ... you just do not do it.
    The evolved conventions of diplomacy are evolved for a reason - largely to avoid bloodshed and wars.
    You mess with these things at your peril.

    Cameron might have said “Thanks for the apology” but what he was really saying was “Try that again, or anything similar, and I will skewer you by your cohones!”
    Rajoy knows exactly what he was told.

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    ”Argentina's flag will keep flying high and all 23 provinces united, that's for sure.”

    The White flag?

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 04:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    considering the two chiefs met, this harassment of the Gibraltarian people, should have been ended that day,
    or Cameron should have refused to talk to the fool and left him standing at the alter,

    but then again we do the gentlemanly thing and keep stoom..

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *9 “ leaders don´t line up at borders” He should have done the same with the “ diplomatic bag” and not have sent across the border.......shifty people..ummmm

    Dec 01st, 2013 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Hahahahahahahaha Aussie sunshine you are so funny. Thank you.

    So if the Brits are being shifty then why does Spain keep falling for it?

    Must make them stupid!

    The Brits are in control after all. Good boy..... SIT!

    Dec 02nd, 2013 - 02:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Cameron could take him without too much bother.

    Dec 02nd, 2013 - 08:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • fascistspain

    “My dear David lets kiss and make up”
    “ Not in front of the cameras Maria no ”
    Disgraceful performance by a British Prime Minister shame .

    Dec 02nd, 2013 - 11:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin Woodhead

    #6 possibly not masterful but still in a diffrent league to argentina and spain maybe the 1st divison while spain and argentina are trying to organise a pub 5 aside game.

    Dec 02nd, 2013 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @16 You have a problem with English, don't you? Let me help. A “diplomatic bag” is intended to go across borders. Comprenez? Couple of problems at the end. Spaniards are properly known as “shitty” people. Like argies and other latam faggots. Do you know, I feel an inclination to drive down there and cross the border. I also feel an inclination to take my WW2 era, but still sharp, kukri with me and slice the balls off any insolent Spanish Guardia Civil thug that tries to get in my way. Just imagine; high-powered BMW roars up to border and smashes GC thug to the ground. Driver hops out, slices cojones off with kukri, tapes “prize” over exhaust to cook. Soggy meatballs for the dog's dinner!

    Dec 02nd, 2013 - 04:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The EU is not innocent in all this,
    By her sitting there picking her nostrils and letting Spain break all the rules,
    And she does nothing,
    The EU is as guilty,
    If not more guilty than Spain,

    And it just gives UKIP more ammunition
    And more chance we will dump them..

    Dec 02nd, 2013 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 22 Briton

    EU elections won't be long now and then we will see if UKIP can walk the walk as well as talk the talk.

    The new multi-millionaire benefactor must be a nice thing for Nigel though after years of scraping by.

    Dec 03rd, 2013 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    I agree with you,
    this is from the Gibraltar page..

    Spain sheds no light on Telegraph poll claim

    The Spanish Government has sidestepped parliamentary questions over claims that computers at the Spanish Defence Ministry were used to help swing an online poll about Gibraltar
    Scandal hit Spain plummets 10 places in global corruption index
    Spain has slumped 10 places to a rank of 40 in a global index of perceived official corruption after a spate of scandals in its ruling centre-right ruling party

    Britain urged to raise Ceuta and Melilla in Europe
    A Tory MP has asked the British Government to press Spain within the European Union over “legal problems” arising from Ceuta and Melilla

    British Gibraltar,
    300 years of freedom….

    Dec 04th, 2013 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @24 Briton

    Drip, drip. drip Morocco, drip, drip (can't wait for suggestions in parliament to suggest backing Catalonia) whilst Spain keeps all eyes on Gibraltar without watching its back...... What about the Basque region???

    Dec 04th, 2013 - 10:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    I agree with you,
    Spain’s greed will be her undoing,

    Dec 05th, 2013 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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