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Fallon visits Gibraltar and reaffirms UK support to deal with unlawful Spanish incursions

Saturday, October 18th 2014 - 08:22 UTC
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A package of new measures announced by the Defense Secretary has reaffirmed the UK’s support to Gibraltar. On his first visit since becoming Secretary of State, Michael Fallon paid tribute to those working to support defense activities in Gibraltar and emphasized the strategic importance of the permanent joint operating base there. Read full article

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  • Conqueror

    I wonder if the spaniards have thought. It seems unlikely as few spaniards have ever been known to think. Where shall we date that from? 1577 when El Draque arrived in the Pacific? All those wonderful shits......sorry, ships and the spaniards could do nothing. We could go on and list the attempts of the zombies, but let's look toward the future. The spaniards attempt something dangerous against Gibraltar. The spanish air force is half the size of the Royal Air Force. The spanish navy is about half the size of the Royal Navy. The spanish army is about half the size of the British Army. And, from the rear, British ex-pats rise up and attack. Many spanish troops are, eventually, found floating, face-down, in hotel pools. Meanwhile, in Britain, many spaniards receive 'work' reassignments. Waiters, bartenders, office cleaners, rent boys.

    Maybe it's another form of colonisation!

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Sometimes it is difficult to remember that Spain is a member of NATO. Or perhaps that should be; Spain seems to be having a hard time remembering that it is a member of NATO. ..

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 04:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    http://en.mercopress.com/2013/12/13/spain-not-sure-about-success-in-legal-challenge-of-gibraltar-waters

    ''Spain not sure about success in legal challenge of Gibraltar's waters.''

    Well of course, Mr. Margallo you have no chance.

    PS You have no chance of winning an ICJ case regarding the Isthmus either. You had the chance of going to the ICJ over the Isthmus, status of Gibraltar, territorial waters and airspace back in 1969 but turned down the UK's kind offer. That means that you have acquiesced to British possession. The Helsinki Accord that Spain and the UK have both signed also affirms that 'borders in Europe can only be changed ''by consent.''

    Sorry to disappoint you. Lol

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    RAF takes delivery of 'most advanced ever' upgraded Typhoons
    The RAF has received 17 upgraded Typhoon jets, described as its most advanced fighters ever
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11170325/RAF-takes-delivery-of-most-advanced-ever-Typhoons.html

    .

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Fallon visits Gibraltar and reaffirms UK support to deal with unlawful Spanish incursions”

    says the 4th class newspaper...
    the only unlawful thing there are those fat and stinky squatters.

    Oct 18th, 2014 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Yup silly boy paul-carrion can't resist a British/Gibraltar themed thread.
    Yet contributes nothing as usual.
    Does he really think that the UK will just roll over on this? The UK is not just some 4th class failing South American State that no one listens too.
    lol!
    Idiota!

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 12:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ekeko

    @6

    What he also doesn't seem to realise that at some point a juncture will happen. A point in history which will shape the future relationship of gib and the Falklands with its Spanish speaking neighbours for a very very long time.

    You can slag off the gibs and falklanders as much as you like but it isn't going to promote good relations within the area it's just reducing the potential economic benefits to Spain and Argentina.

    Why go through all that crap when you could deal with someone less offensive and get the same return?

    And that's the problem which Spain and Argentina don't realise-no leverage.

    Never have
    Never will

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I agree. The best way forward for both Argentina and Spain would to vigorously promote GOOD relations with the Falklands and Gibraltar respectively.
    Through open, free and fair trade and greater cultural interaction. This is the only way forward rather than the current ridiculous attitude these countries have.
    They are too busy trying to distract the domestic audience with silly nationalistic tub-thumping rhetoric than actually think constructively.

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    6/ 8
    imbecile
    the uk is the only 3rd world country in europe, you dumbass.
    the tragicomic thing is that imbeciles like you still think they are a 1st world country.
    and what good relations with that rock and those islets are you talking about?
    no country want to have anything to do with those 4th class colonies.

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    no country want to have anything to do with those 4th class colonies

    and yet you Spanish indoctrinated wizards still wine and cry over them,
    Abuse and threaten them, intimidate and tell lies abt them,

    still
    just goes to show what these 7th rate wannabies are worth.
    Spain and Argentina need to grow up, or grow a pair of bxlls.

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @9 paulcedrom

    Global Corruption Index:

    14th UK
    40th S pain

    19th Uruguay
    22nd Chile
    106th (one-hundred and sixth) Argentina, Niger and Gabon

    Corruption is endemic in the third-world.

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    *7 Spain tried to have good relationship with Gibraltar:
    1) The restrictions on air control over Gibraltar were lifted and a new
    airport terminal built.
    2) 60.000 new telephone lines were connected to Gibraltar.
    3) The border was relaxed.
    4) Moblile telephone lines were connected to the Spanish network.
    4) Gibraltans were permited to buy luxary house in Spain....what did Spain
    get in return? ...concrete blocks in the sea to restrict spanish fishermen....

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    11 brit bobo
    “Britain 'worst in Europe' for child deaths
    More children die unnecessarily in Britain than in any of 14 other western European countries, according to a study which found that thousands of lives could be saved each year.”

    “Britain's NHS - One of the the worst health services in Western Europe - How it can be fixed”

    “More than a quarter of Londoners 'in poverty'”

    and then they think they are a 1st world country...LOL

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @9
    UK is the only 3rd world country in Europe??????
    Your idiotic comments only prove my argument.
    Thanks, and Good night!

    Oct 19th, 2014 - 10:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    14
    of course they are, you dimwit.

    “Britain is the most violent country in Europe, worse than South Africa and U.S.”

    Oct 20th, 2014 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Oh dear oh dear!
    Paulie do you really, really believe that the UK is a Third World Country?
    Do you honestly think that is true?
    If you don't believe it, why say it and look foolish. And a liar.
    If you do believe it, please provide me with some peer-reviewed evidence. Evidence that is strong enough to convince the other 7 billion+ people on the planet that they are wrong.
    Come on, the world awaits your revelation. Or your abject apology for being a twat.

    Oct 20th, 2014 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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