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UK corrects Spain and El Pais: no change in Gibraltar Tripartite talks

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:15 UTC
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Spanish Foreign Ministry briefings to media designed to reinforce Spain’s assertion that the Tripartite Talks are dead were challenged this weekend by the UK Government. In an unusual move Simon Manley, the British Ambassador to Spain, wrote to El Pais to correct their report which suggested that the ad hoc talks were a new phase of dialogue replacing the tripartite talks and that UK had changed its position on talks. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    The Spanish lying as usual.

    Got them nowhere other than to delude their own 'people' the more prosperous of whom want to leave. Can you blame them?

    El Pais “The Country”, ought to be renamed Los mentirosos, The Liars.

    Don't they EVER check that they are NOT being lied to by the Spanish 'government'?

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 12:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    vote UKIP!!! VOTE ukip!!
    The UK pulls out of Europe and so does more border problems or talks... good riddence.

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    UKIP have pledged to base as many forces in Gibraltar as necessary to deal with Spain and are talking of integrating all BOTs with the UK.
    However I have little doubt that a UKIP government would re direct aid currently sent to ungrateful countries, to BOTs to help them develop.

    Spain will therefore not want UKIP in power.

    Note the EU is trying to scrounge nearly£ 2 billion (that's extra) off the UK.

    How come Spain aren't contributing as much , as you say they are richer than the UK?

    Do you really think the EU will say good riddance to the UK when in the next few years we are likely to be second only to Germany in contributions to the EU?

    Mind you, if UK leaves EU, I expect Spain will have to turn from scrounger to contributor, as the money will have to come from other countries when the UK leaves.

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 02:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    fatty pigcardo should understand that neither gibraltar nor him have the entity required to have a talk about foreign relationships.
    thats why they have the foreign office.

    it seems the fatty pig do not understand that they are a colony, not a sovereign country.

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @2 Spanishsunshine

    Jersey and Guernsey are not in the EU and do very nicely.

    Whatever happens with the UK vote Gibraltar will continue to thrive, unlike S pain.

    @4 paulcedron

    Viva Picardo!

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 spanisharsolee

    Where you born this stupid or did your parents continue schooling you in their attributes?

    When the UK pulls out of the EU, all the present borders will become fixed and Spain will lose a great deal of money from the UK contributions which the UK will no longer have to make.

    So win, win, all round.

    For all the bluff and bluster Spain will NOT want the UK out of the EU, but even you know that, don’t you.

    Now run away and practice making stupid remarks.

    @ 4 POLLY

    I will post your own views back to you: you are NOT a Brit, you do NOT live in Gibraltar, so you ‘cannot opine’.

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    good one

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Dear Spain, please please be our friend please we are begging you,
    Please don’t make us look stupid anymore,
    Every time you invade our territory waters you make us look weak silly and stupid,

    Ok ok engrish twits stop begging,
    Look, we make you deal , yes,
    You back us at the UN, ok,
    You back us at NATO ok
    You give us contract for military vehicles , ok,

    Yes yes ok, fine engrish twits,
    Ah at last peace and quiet, friends with Spain,

    OH FXCK Bang,
    Another serious incursion into British waters around Gibraltar by a Spanish research vessel.
    Britain protests over Spanish research incursion,

    AGAINand Again, when will we stop crawling and DO something,
    Anything something we are being made to look stupid,

    Then again I could be totally over the top,
    Its just my opinion..

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    @2aussiesunshinee: “vote UKIP!!! VOTE ukip!!
    The UK pulls out of Europe and so does more Spanish economy or Brits spending Euros... hello stone age.”

    Chuckle chuckle

    or should that be cluck cluck, Turkey for Christmas!!! vote for Christmas!!!

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 10:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Especially if the Spanish,
    eat turkey, slip on Greece, and land on

    Oct 29th, 2014 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @9 screenname

    Yup old spanish sunshine can't comprehend that:

    a) The UK is a net contributor to the EU - for sunshines benefit that means the UK pay more into the EU than it gets out of it.
    b) The UK imports more goods from other EU countries (especially Spain) than it exports to them.

    So if the UK did leave the EU what would it actually change? Well in regards to point a) the UK would have more money to spend elsewhere - lets say on defence and BOT's. And to point b) the UK could still buy from other EU countries, but as we wouldn't be tied down by EU trade agreements we could also shop elsewhere - which means that the UK could actually get cheaper imports from outside the EU or the EU countries would have to drop their prices.

    Either way it's a win-win for the UK and a big lose-lose to the EU.

    And if the UK leaves the EU, how long would it be until other countries, who are fed up of bankrolling failed economies, pull out too?

    Oct 30th, 2014 - 05:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    vote UKIP!! Vote UKIP!!

    Oct 30th, 2014 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    We are leaving don't worry, it won't be long now and the EU won't be able to blame the UK for all its problems any more. Who is going to be paying more I wonder when we go. Is Spain going to step up to the plate, cos right now they take way, way more than they contribute.

    I'm not sure how much you know about the EU, I can assure you that the UK leaving is the absolute last thing they want, the sad truth is for the EU that the UK is their biggest international asset. They don't like us at all, but they need us and they need our money. The next six months should be very interesting on this subject.

    Vote UKIP.

    Oct 30th, 2014 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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