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“The Spanish flag will never fly over Gibraltar, neither in four or 4.000 years ”

Saturday, October 8th 2016 - 11:04 UTC
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Neither in four years or in 4,000 or any other longer time, the Spanish flag will never fly over Gibraltar. It’s “No way, Jose”, so get used to it”, was the direct and clear message from Chief Minister Fabian Picardo to the Caretaker Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo who on Wednesday night vowed to “plant his flag on Gibraltar”. Read full article

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  • Skip

    Spain setting itself up, again, for massive loss of face!

    Surely it's gets repetitive?

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Briton

    Spain deserves everything it gets,

    just a shame the government treats them with children's gloves.

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Kanye

    Just wait til the Catalans get going. Then they will have to tackle Self Determination and democratic rights head on.

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 02:38 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    The country that can't even assemble a government trying to imitate the failures of Argentina.

    El fracàs d’Espanya.

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 02:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • gordo1

    Bé dit, el meu amic!

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Is Spain a member of the Warsaw pact ??

    Today they allowed another Russian destroyer in Ceuta to refuel
    and rest for a couple of days.

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    @1 “Spain setting itself up, again, for massive loss of face!”

    And not just its face.

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 07:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Gollum, promoted from Gollum 2 on the demise of the Argentine Foreign Minister following TMBOA being chucked out, needs to be careful with his bragging.

    They may just get a government together (ha, ha, ha) and then he would have to put his money where his mouth is or suffer the indignity of someone planting that same flag up his backside.

    I would pay money to see that. :o)

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @8 ”I would pay money to see that. :o)”

    7.5 million catalanes would likely be willing to pay a few pessetes for the same spectacle.

    Salut i pessetes
    Que tot el demés i els espanyols
    són punyetes

    Oct 08th, 2016 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    This Margallo seems increasingly delusional, not to mention obsessed, still thinking he can dictate an agenda which he will actually have little or no say in.

    Planning his “Rewengy” on Picardo, must be keeping him awake at nights, as well as occupying all his waking hours.

    When he realises what’s happening with Catalunya, he will probably snap completely, straight jacket, padded cell, food in a bowl, foaming at the mouth.

    Oct 09th, 2016 - 01:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    “This Margallo seems increasingly delusional,....”

    Spain, Argentina, and North Korea are so far the only fully-compliant graduates of the United Nations International School of Sustainable Delusion.

    Oct 09th, 2016 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Spain, Argentina, and North Korea
    S A N K

    SANK, All three of them. lol

    Oct 09th, 2016 - 07:47 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • RICO

    In the absence of a legitimate government in Spain perhaps the Gibraltar government can run things on Spain's behalf.

    Gibraltar existed for over a hundred years before the European Steel and Coal Community, it will exist for many years after that community has gone.

    Oct 10th, 2016 - 05:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    A sovereignty claim without a case can only be described as an illegitimate claim and w 0 r t h l e s s.

    Good for propaganda purposes and for those who feel the need to be fooled:https://www.academia.edu/10575180/Gibraltar_-_Some_Relevant_International_Law

    Oct 10th, 2016 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    https://fullfact.org/europe/uk-eu-trade/

    Of the EU countries in 2014, it seems Spain had the second biggest trade surplus with the UK, £12bn, after Germany with a surplus of £27bn.

    Before you include tourist and retired Brits living in Spain.

    Oct 10th, 2016 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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