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Spain asks Latin American countries support for Gibraltar's sovereignty claim

Tuesday, October 18th 2016 - 07:32 UTC
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Spain has, for the first time ever, asked the annual Iberian-Latin American Summit for its support on the Gibraltar sovereignty question. It has asked the Colombian Government, as the organizers of the 28/29 October event to circulate the text for the summit to adopt a resolution for the resumption of sovereignty talks over Gibraltar. Read full article


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  • James Marshall

    'Every year, participating countries approve a proposal by Argentina calling on the UK to enter into bilateral negotiations over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands'

    ......and every year it makes no difference, so what is your point Spain....why not join Argentina in taking your claim to the ICJ

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Brit Bob

    ''Spain has, for the first time ever, asked the annual Iberian-Latin American Summit for its support on the Gibraltar sovereignty question.''

    Puzzling, considering that there is NO legitimate sovereignty claim:

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 08:49 am - Link - Report abuse +5
  • ChrisR

    Spain, what can we say?

    Deluded, arrogant on the international stage, lying about history, unstable (no) government.

    They need a Spanish version of Macri! :o)

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 01:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • LEPRecon


    I love the smell of desperation in the air...and Spain is reeking of it.

    Perhaps the government (and I use that term loosely) is trying to distract people from Catalonia demanding an independence referendum.

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +7
  • Briton

    The world is a very dangerous place at the moment,
    and sadly getting worse,
    Spain and argentine not helping,
    as a matter of point, one wonders what these two hyena's are waiting for,

    Another War to keep Britain occupied so they can both do a suicidal jump together hoping to catch us unawares,

    Both countries should wake up fast, and understand they are bother more likely to end up with Nothing.

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • LEPRecon


    Yes the world is very dangerous, it always has been, that has never changed.

    Argentina couldn't fight its way out of a soggy paper bag right now (so not an immediate problem - they're just like a housefly - slightly annoying from time to time but easily swatted). As for Spain wouldn't dare risk attacking Gibraltar (no matter what fantasies they have) because attacking Gibraltar means...

    They would be kicked out of NATO.
    The UK would immediately counter attack...and as we saw after the Madrid bombings the Spanish Government haven't got the back bone to stand up to terrorists let alone to someone who is willing to stand toe to toe with them.
    They would be sanctioned by the UN, and the EU would also have to sanction them (assuming they actually follow their own rules).

    But this rhetoric, whilst not unusual, isn't helped by Gibraltarian politicians prancing about with the likes of the SNP.

    The SNP won't get independence for Scotland, because the Scottish people don't want their 'brand' of independence...which is basically being a vassal state of the Greater European Soviet Socialist Union, from whom they'd have to beg for everything.

    The SNP have certainly shown the Scottish people that they aren't financially responsible, and beyond this mythical 'independence' they actually haven't got any policies, preferring to be told what to do by their EU overlords.

    Besides, Spain themselves have stated that they would oppose any independent Scotland from joining the EU, and the only way Gibraltar could stay in the EU is if they accept Spanish sovereignty over them.

    Can't see it happening myself...

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +5
  • Briton

    I fully agree with you.

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 02:25 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Spangentinians! Keep your theiving mitts off our Gibralklands!

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Pugol-H

    Ha, Ha, Ha.

    Desperation, sheer desperation.

    From their diplomatic entreaties around EU capitals, clearly they now know no country will support their position on Gib, indeed many will actively oppose them.

    So they propose this where it is almost certainly going to be supported.

    However irrelevant this issue may be to this forum and however irrelevant this forum may be to this issue.

    No doubt it will be hailed as some sort of victory for the cause by the Spanish.

    However make no mistake, they are simply trying to cover up the extent of their diplomatic failure in the EU.

    As Brexit proceeds, we shall see just how far are prepared to go with their threats to “veto” if they don’t get their own way.

    Oct 18th, 2016 - 05:03 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Briton

    Well acting Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo said yesterday,
    that things will change, and he still uses threatening words against Gibraltar,

    they just never learn.

    Oct 19th, 2016 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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