Spain’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alfonso Dastis, sought to reassure cross-border workers during a visit to La Linea, insisting Madrid would work to minimize the impact of Brexit on Spanish citizens, “and very especially those from the Campo and La Linea” who cross every day to Gibraltar. Read full article
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Foreign Minister Dastis: « I am for Gibraltar, Spanish, but you have to be smart. (8 feb, 2017 copeaxarquia.es).Sep 18th, 2017 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse +1
'Unfortunately' the Spanish government might be right about self-determination not applying to Catalonia but they are wrong about Gibraltar: Gibraltar – Self-Determination (single page): https://www.academia.edu/33409907/Gibraltar_Self_-Determination
Nice to see that the residents living in Campo and La Linea have made their opinions known to FM Datis.
@Brit Bob. The question is; Who trusts Spain? Has it built a covered and air-conditioned waiting area yet?Sep 18th, 2017 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
ConquerorSep 18th, 2017 - 03:51 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
Good point. But I expect it is something to do with the local Spanish economy and the 10,000 Spanish people employed in the area.
'Mayors of the region around the British overseas territory of Gibraltar have hit out at the Spanish Government for risking their lives just to score poltical points.
Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish Foreign Minister, visited Campo, which borders Gibraltar, amid growing concerns in the region.
Local mayor Juan Franco said that the workers in his town depend almost entirely on Gibraltar for its economic activity and warned against Spanish provocation.' (D.Express 17.9)
Why on earth would Spanish workers entering Gib need a visa from the Spanish Authorities to enter Gib.Sep 18th, 2017 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the South Atlantic?Sep 19th, 2017 - 02:27 am - Link - Report abuse -1
No doubt they will continue harassing Brits and tourists trying to visit or leave Gib.Sep 19th, 2017 - 05:44 am - Link - Report abuse +1
@SVBSep 19th, 2017 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
The question is why is this piece appearing in Mercopenguin, a British government propaganda organ supposedly devoted to America, South America and the “South Atlantic”?
Well, if it includes the South Atlantic, that is linked to the North Atlantic. Besides many South Americans have ancestors that came from Spain.
Skippy, very simple really, if you don't like it don't read and comment on it.Sep 21st, 2017 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +2