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UK Europe minister Lidington toured Gibraltar/Spain border with Picardo

Tuesday, July 1st 2014 - 23:48 UTC
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Britain’s Europe Minister David Lidington toured the Gibraltar border on Monday evening and received an on-the-spot briefing from Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on the human impact of Spanish controls. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    So glad the Spanish borders guards got off their arses and swept and cleared the cobwebs out.

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 01:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    oh dear!! six hours late!! not the British way to keep Mr Picardo waiting.....
    Like I said he inspected the place..had dinner..and back to the UK.....

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    UK must veto Spain's application to join UN Security Council. Such a Country has no place at the top table of World affairs.

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 07:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Would have been far better if Joint Paras/Royal Marines Battle Group had toured spanish border.

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 09:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tezza

    As was predicted, no queues while he was strange after a year of huge queues EVERY day...doubtless the next time there will be no queues will be when the impotent EU 'inspectors' visit.

    Much better that people arrive unannounced and find the actual reality on the ground here.

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Spanish Mole

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    and how much did this all cost the normal Brit.....???

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Share what you stole.

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Do Garda Civil have a change of trousers on them then?

    Conqueror, think of the people that would have to clean up the resulting mess as the soiled garments were chucked on the floor.

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Lidington arrived in Gibraltar six hours later than expected after the British Airways flight he was on suffered mechanical problems in the air and had to turn back to Heathrow. ”
    british airways must be the worst airline ever.
    not a surprise, it is managed by... british.
    why don´t they sell it to the germans?
    british + technology = monkey + machine gun

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 10 paulcedron

    Quite erudite from you for a change.

    Been back to La Camping It Up School for a quick lesson or two?

    The 'quite' bit of course is very important: it really means 'must do better'.

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Loving the comments.

    6 hours late - but still got there.
    Flew - because he can.
    Went - because it's British
    Paid - because they could afford it.

    Perhaps Spain should....... make the queues longer?

    Jul 02nd, 2014 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    “European inspectors could see yesterday that the authorities of the Rock completed ”the work requested, while Spain has not even begun”

    Jul 03rd, 2014 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    nabo 13
    that is what the useless fatty pigardo said.
    and, as you know, nobody gives a shite for pigardo.
    guess you don´t understand spanish very well, no?

    Jul 03rd, 2014 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard


    Is it a bit like the insignificant comments you post ?

    “nabo” your new term on endearment, go back to your posts on the Guardian supporting the poor but lucky performance of Argentina in the world cup.

    Jul 03rd, 2014 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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