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EC visit and review of Gibraltar/Spain border welcomed by Minister Lidington

Friday, July 4th 2014 - 06:18 UTC
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UK Minister for Europe David Lidington welcomed Thursday’s return visit to Gibraltar by the European Commission to review progress towards addressing delays at the Gibraltar-Spain Border. Lidington recently visited Gibraltar to check the situation at the border and incursions by Spanish vessels of the Rock's waters. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    So Spain's government policy of long queues is a year old?

    Wow. Have Gibraltans been convinced to join Spain yet?

    Jul 04th, 2014 - 07:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tezza

    When the UK minister visited the border queues disappeared only to lengthen the minute he left, the same happened when the EU inspectors came last year and will undoubtedly happen again this time.

    Inspections should be made WITHOUT notice, the the devious conquistadors in Spain will be exposed for the thugs they really are.

    Jul 04th, 2014 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Bomb spain! Bet spain'll pay attention then. Just small bombs. One or two megatons.

    Jul 04th, 2014 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    If EU don't return this will be another reason for the UK to vote No in 2017 even if EU membership favours Gib.
    The EU don't seem to get it that without the UK's billions, they will have to find another European member to make up the financial shortfall-perhaps Spain could contribute a little more than they do now to the EU?

    Jul 04th, 2014 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    no disrespect David Lidington , but you can wind up the doll, only so much,
    and listening to the same old thing gets rather tedious and boring,
    we will complain, we will call their ambassador in for tea, etc etc,
    do us all a favour and put some welly into it or go

    Jul 04th, 2014 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I suspect Lidington has a “cunning plan” (acknowledgement to ‘Black Adder’)

    The only problem is it is so cunning he can’t remember what it is:

    It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic for Gibraltar.

    Jul 04th, 2014 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    the cobwebs were cleaned and the floors when will they be cleaned again??? ahhh!! I know!! during the next visit of the eu ....

    Jul 05th, 2014 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    the cobwebs were cleaned and the floors swept
    And did you do the work yourself,
    or did you pay someone else to do

    Jul 05th, 2014 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    *8 nope.but if you are willing we can contract you to do the job next time Lidi comes round on his all paid British taxpayer exercusion to Gibraltar....who knows you might get to meet the man.That will make your day, won´t it??

    Jul 05th, 2014 - 11:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    It doesn't matter which side of the border is swept or cleaned of cobwebs, the job is done by a Spaniard.

    They're just paid a much higher salary on the Gibraltan side of the border.

    Jul 05th, 2014 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    But you are looking at Gibraltar and Spain in one dimension instead of three.
    what good is it to me to have a good wage when my quality of life is hopeless.
    In the following Forbes report they name 15 countries who have a good quality of life....guess who is on the list...yep!! Spain...sorry,tried looking to see if Gibraltar made the list..but nope..nowhere to be seen.

    Jul 06th, 2014 - 02:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    The article was on good places to retire. Bahahahahahaha.

    Hardly a definitive study in living standard comparison.

    You won't find me arguing that Spain isn't a good place to retire. Cheap house. Cheap labour to hire as maids and gardeners. Warm weather.

    And still Gibraltar doesn't want to be part of it. But at least they can retire there.

    And when they do they'll still be creating jobs for Spaniards.

    Jul 06th, 2014 - 04:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    If Spain was ruled by Gibralter its economy would improve drastically.

    Just sayin'......

    Jul 06th, 2014 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton


    Jul 06th, 2014 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Yes-they should take that up before Catalonia gets independence and really puts Spain's economy down the gurgler.

    Jul 06th, 2014 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Iron Duke pays brief visit to Tenerife

    Does this mean,
    Spain the seedless one, can insist their navy can visit Gibraltar,
    Just a visiting thought..?

    Jul 07th, 2014 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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