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Gibraltar protests to Brussels that Spain is again causing disruption and delays at the border

Thursday, July 30th 2015 - 08:43 UTC
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Gibraltar has accused Spain of having chosen once again not to behave as European partners as a result of the latest pedestrian delays at the border. The Gibraltar Office in Brussels was asked to relay information to the European Commission on the latest delays caused by the introduction of an Automated Border Control system on the Spanish side. Read full article


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  • Self-Determination

    Spanish government are a real piece of work, The EU has an obligation to investigate the obstruction of free passage for EU citizens by these Cretins.
    Fines need to be imposed, this has gone on too long, sustained economic sabotage. EU courts pull your finger out.

    Theres a lot of more enjoyable, friendlier holiday destinations than Spain out there and much better value for money.

    Jul 30th, 2015 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    In fact, the spanish government can only be described as criminal. It complains of tobacco smuggling from Gibraltar. Shame that the majority of smugglers are spanish. Note the instances of spanish boats trespassing in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, loading tobacco products and then setting off across the Bay of Gibraltar, frequently escorted by Guardia Civil vessels engaged in complicity.
    But then, spain doesn't pay a lot of attention to container loads of tobacco goods being “smuggled” across its other borders. People should be aware that illegal importation of tobacco products from, for instance, France and Portugal still represents a financial loss for the spanish. Not bothered. France and Portugal are too big. But Gibraltar is small and, unfortunately, Britain is showing no signs of sending a couple of frigates to threaten coastal bombardment. Pity Britain has changed the armament of its warships to the single Mark 8 naval gun. Now imagine a British frigate mounting 4 Mark 8 guns in two turrets on its foredeck and 2 more Mark 8s in a single turret mounted over the helicopter hangar. The Mark 8 has a rate of fire of 25 rounds per minute. Re-equipped and the frigate could deliver 150 rounds per minute over 22 kilometres. Just imagine the spanish reaction to the first re-equipped British frigate sailing into the Bay of Gibraltar. A frigate capable of overwhelming at least 4 spanish warships. Do we think the spanish would try? Especially with a second re-equipped British frigate offshore.

    Jul 30th, 2015 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    that stinky rock full of macacos and llanitos is not a member of the schengen area.
    on the other hand, what european partners is that asshole talking about?
    gibraltar is a 3rd class colony, they do not have the entity to have “partners”.

    and finally, it is the best way to prevent the honest tourist to visit that stinky rock.

    ... a comerlaaaa stinky macacos.

    Jul 30th, 2015 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    And the Spanish colonies are not faring better than Gib or the FALKLANDS are they?

    Jul 30th, 2015 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    If the UK comes out of the EU, then Gibraltar may well have to decide if they wish to remain European and take their chances inside, protected by the EU against Spain,

    Remain British and withdraw from the EU protected by the British government, and Close the gates,

    re-enforce the British naval presents and extend the 3miles to 12,
    and frankly go it alone with our backing, and sod the Spanish,

    all im saying is, that sooner or later the people of Gibraltar will have to make this decision, as the unmighty EU does not seem to have any interests in Gibraltar only so far as Spanish interests are not harmed,

    they care not,
    just my opinion.

    Jul 30th, 2015 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    that gate will be closed soon, once england is expelled from the eu.
    then it will be fun to see all those monkeys whining in their closed cage.

    Jul 30th, 2015 - 09:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    I feel sorry for the argies listening to your rants, you are an embarrassment to your country.

    Jul 30th, 2015 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    7 imbecile
    and you are an embarrassment to humanity.

    Jul 30th, 2015 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    if only you had enough brain cells to understand your own remark.

    Jul 31st, 2015 - 01:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Its a self-defeating policy, most of the people they are pissing off are Spanish trying to get to and from work. The current Rajoy government is very unpopular and unemployment still stands at 23%. The next Spanish general election is not far off, it will be interesting to see what happens.

    Unfortunately for the people of Gibraltar, they don't get a say in what takes place on the Spanish side of the border any more than that Spanish do on the British side, so they will just have to live with it.

    However pressures can be brought elsewhere. We have a massive trade defecit with the EU, we buy way more from them than they us. It may be that we might like to see what Italian tomatoes are like in 2016.

    Ways and means!!

    Jul 31st, 2015 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    *10 well actually the rate is 22%, meanwhile British tourists flock to Spain as
    usual with 12 million Brits travelling to Spain this year.

    Aug 01st, 2015 - 01:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    11 aussie
    “Let the invasion begin! Majorca and Tenerife named British tourists' top summer destinations as holidaymakers flock to sunny Spain in massive numbers”

    it seems that not even the britons spend their summer vacations in britain, not to mention in gibraltar...yuk.
    they do not have many options in little england, i guess.
    just that cesspit called blackpool...double yuk.

    the bad thing is that the spanish, italians, french, etc have to stand those stingy, drunken, ugly and dirty english tourists.
    not by chance they are considered the worst tourist on earth.

    Aug 01st, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    You would soon moan of hundreds of thousands of brits holidayed in Argentina,

    Aug 02nd, 2015 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    “You would soon moan of hundreds of thousands of brits holidayed in Argentina,”


    Aug 02nd, 2015 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Removing argy towels from the beach

    Aug 03rd, 2015 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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