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Madrid sends Brexit “message of calm” to Spaniards who work in Gibraltar

Thursday, March 30th 2017 - 10:15 UTC
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Spain’s Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, has told a leading German newspaper that Madrid will not be taking “any type of punitive measures” at the border with Gibraltar after Brexit. Dastis has made similar statements in recent days to Spanish media, but his comments to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung are the first time he has spoken about the border to the international media. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    The Spanish say that the right to self-determination is not applicable to Gibraltar.

    UNGA 1514 - While UN Resolution 1514, Declaration on the Granting of Independence of Colonial Countries and Peoples of 1960, upholds the commitment to an ‘inalienable’ right to freedom and decolonization and states in paragraph 2 ‘All people have the right to self-determination; by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development’, it also prompts the Spanish viewpoint that paragraph 6 of UN Resolution 1514 states, ‘any attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and the territorial integrity of a country is incompatible with the Charter of the United Nations.’ (UNGA 1514 (XV) Declaration on Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, 14 December 1960).

    Worth looking at: Gibraltar: Territorial Integrity -

    Mar 30th, 2017 - 11:10 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • AustrOllOpithecus

    I feel I am in a huge white room with hard floors and absolutely empty of contents and nothing on the walls, but a old-fashioned but cheap wall clock with mechanical needles. Battery operated.

    Tick tock tick tock tick tock........

    Mar 30th, 2017 - 11:28 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • ElaineB

    @ TTT

    You should see a doctor.

    Mar 30th, 2017 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Nostrils, how is the straight jacket? Are you typing with your Toes?

    Mar 30th, 2017 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LukeDig

    Spaniard fools....

    Mar 30th, 2017 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • AustrOllOpithecus

    The only ones who should see a doctor are the British... Oh that' right. Your doctors are quietly leaving in droves, no new ones coming in, and according to reports in 4 to 7 years your Health System will face a massive crisis of both funding and shortages of care personnel.

    “I’ve seen prejudice being expressed towards individuals from other countries in Europe, but it’s also people from countries outside Europe. There’s been lots of anti-Muslim sentiment and a spike in homophobic hate speech.”

    Sounds like a beautiful society to live in these days...

    Tick tock tick tock tick tock...

    Mar 30th, 2017 - 05:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Better than your's Troll boy. If you are hearing noises, GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY.

    Mar 30th, 2017 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Watch out Trollboy! Those ticking sounds that keep following you around must be the crocodile from Peter Pan, coming to eat you. I suggest running away, fast.

    Mar 31st, 2017 - 07:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1


    Nobody believes anything The Independent says! Take it with a pinch of salt, Nabo!

    Mar 31st, 2017 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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