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García-Margallo claims “confidential” talks on co-sovereignty with Gibraltar personalities

Friday, October 21st 2016 - 08:06 UTC
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Spain’s caretaker Minister for Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García-Margallo, claimed that he had held “confidential” talks on co-sovereignty with “personalities” in Gibraltar. However the minister gave no indication as to who he had spoken to, according to Spanish press reports. Read full article

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  • Idlehands

    Wow - Spain are finally talking directly to Gibraltarians. Isn't that against one of their main strategies to keep it between Madrid and London while ignoring them?

    Oct 21st, 2016 - 08:21 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Brit Bob

    Tell us about Spain's Gibraltar sovereignty claim Margallo...

    Is that the non existent claim?

    https://www.academia.edu/10575180/Gibraltar_-_Some_Relevant_International_Law

    Oct 21st, 2016 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • sceptic64

    So 'confidential' that he can't tell us who he is talking to, and has been asked to name them by politicians in Gibraltar.

    Sr. Margallo: Hint: having a joke about it in the street with Jose, who is Spanish but who works carrying bricks around on a Gibraltar building site doesn't count as 'confidential discussions with personalities about co-sovereignty'.

    That is, of course, assuming that the entity he was talking to was human, rather than a macaque.

    Oct 21st, 2016 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Marti Llazo

    We should soon see Argentina engaged in similar confidential talks with “personalities” living in the Falklands, including secret discussions with a disgruntled Macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) who used to live in Puerto Madryn, who has long demanded that Futbol Para Todos be implemented on the islands.

    Oct 21st, 2016 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ sceptic64
    “he was talking to......a macaque”

    The macaque has too much intelligence to lower himself and speak with Gollum. :o)

    Oct 21st, 2016 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    Probably talking to Morrisey

    Oct 21st, 2016 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pugol-H

    Er, Bi-lateral matter, that’s what you have just written to every EU government saying.

    Unravelling already.

    sceptic64
    macaque – lol

    Oct 21st, 2016 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Briton

    Number 6 refutes this,
    Spain , like Argentina , will never give up whilst they have corrupt and greedy governments,

    its a shame that in the 21st century we still have countries like these still operating

    they really need to accept that Spain and Argentina, are not wanted or loved by Gibraltar or the Falkland's,

    All they want is to be left in peace to run their own country their way,
    is this to much to ask.

    Oct 21st, 2016 - 08:02 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Mr Margarine speaks with forked tongue about talking to personalities. He can't possibly have spoken to Pepe Fabre MBE because that honourable gentleman passed away earlier this year - unless Mr Margarine uses a Ouija board for his political ambitions.

    Oct 21st, 2016 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse +2

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