With the triumph on Sunday in Greece of the Syriza anti austerity party, Spain's version, Podemos under the leadership of Pablo Iglesias, and ahead in the opinion polls for the next national election, celebrated and addressed the issue of Gibraltar saying relations between the Rock and neighboring La Línea should not fall victim to political opportunism. Read full article
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Sounds positive, nice to hear.Jan 28th, 2015 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
“Podemos La Linea believes that good neighborly relations with Gibraltar must be above political opportunism.”Jan 28th, 2015 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Obviously, by calling himself a “political scientist” he wants to distance himself from the likes of the existing deadheads presently in power.
This new party seems to be making inroads with the electorate, I hope they succeed in May.
I like this guy, I think Spain needs some none arrogant politicians whom are forward thinking, any fool can see that Gibraltar will never be part of Spain, the fact it is recognised by the EU and has a national football team says it all, no turning back now for the future of Gibraltar, its a nation of its own making. Good luck to them. and Hopefully this guy gets a shout at improving relations.Jan 28th, 2015 - 11:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Spicland is doomed, ageing old and the few young they still have are becoming politicians.Jan 28th, 2015 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
This guy and Monedero as well as the Podemos gang are a bunch of collage kids that never worked in a private world and have being getting money from Venezuela.
@4 Well it doesn't seem to have done them any harm, I've heard more sense from this guy in 2 months than I ever heard come from Spanish politics in 30 years...Jan 28th, 2015 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
“Podemos La Linea advocates for the establishment of cordial neighborly relations with Gibraltar based on mutual trust,” the group said in its statement to the Chronicle. “Podemos La Linea believes that good neighborly relations with Gibraltar must be above political opportunism.”Jan 28th, 2015 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
That's fine. Now let's hear Podemos say that it has no territorial or sovereignty ambitions on Gibraltar.
Of course, spanish ambitions aren't unusual. Supported by the treacherous spanish, Napoleon tried to conquer Portugal. But, of course, the spanish were crap. And the French were no match for the British.
Is this idot the Tsipras of Greece!! well as I write this the Greek stock exchangeJan 28th, 2015 - 12:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
is falling to pieces. The Greek Bond yields have just spiked to 17%. There is a run on bank deposits.The National Bank Of Greece has lost 30% of its stock value.
Is this what the Spaniards want for Spain!!!! I hope not..for their sake
Do not vote for this communist!! Podemos
7Jan 28th, 2015 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Nope, he is the Tsipras of Spain
the best thing this guy can do isJan 28th, 2015 - 01:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
1. to shut up.
2. to roll up their sleeves and close the gate.
they will be able to do it sooner than later, when little britain leaves the e.u.
the question is, who will feed the monkeys llanitos then?
One troll, 3 posts!Jan 28th, 2015 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
PODEMOS is politically, financially and ideologically linked to the PSV, the Chavistas and their ilk in VeneCuba.Jan 28th, 2015 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Just so you know. ...
6Jan 28th, 2015 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Obviously you are not a politician....
The trick is not to alienate your party from support from ardent nationalists and play it sensibly.
Once you are in, you can say and do what you like....
Oh and er..........Doh!!!
@12 Exactly. Chavez actually seemed like a reasonable guy on his first electoral campaign, then he got elected...Jan 28th, 2015 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
11 ilsenJan 28th, 2015 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@12. Like I'd take advice from something scotch. Probably the most scummy group of things in the world.Jan 28th, 2015 - 06:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
#12Jan 28th, 2015 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
No, sorry, you alone merit the title of scum.
How strange that a communist (not always of a breed associated with financial prudency), has the best strategy to help Spanish people get jobs by cooperating with the rock rather than trying to close them down. Whether he is genuine will be seen, but viewing the Gibraltarians as people and stopping unnecessary queuing will assist Spanish people in benefitting from perhaps more jobs and not having to wait all evening to get home. Presumably if Spanish workers have to wait to get home, it will lessen the time available to spend their earnings in Spain.Jan 28th, 2015 - 08:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0