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    Gibraltar

    Our Spanish friends seem to have gone quiet about Gib recently. I wonder why ?

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    It's reported a nasty, contagious bout of laryngitis broke out sinkov!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    Our Spanish friends seem to have gone quiet about Gib recently. I wonder why ?
    Don’t tempt fate Sinkov.

    I wonder how Gibraltarians view Brexit. They have gone quiet too, but I guess they won’t like it.

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    All that bother about a lump of rock full of Apes... Used to be a strategic position many years ago ,now it's just a waste of space..Give it the Spanish back..

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    I don't think the Spanish are even aware it exists at the moment, they've got more pressing problems Barcelona way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    I don't think the Spanish are even aware it exists at the moment, they've got more pressing problems Barcelona way.
    Although I'm all for it,I don't think it will happen because If they cede to Barcelona then the other autonomous regions Basques,Galicians etc will be going for it,so I can't see it happening Sinky ..Too much to lose for the Spanish government

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    I agree Alfie, it won't happen, if it did the ramifications would be dreadful for Spain and the EU. It's also one reason why the ludicrous Sturgeon's claim that an independent Scotland would be allowed into the EU was a deliberate lie on her part. The Spanish made it clear they would never vote to allow Scotland into the EU, because that would give the green light to the independence movement in Catalonia, which needs little enough encouragement as it is. The SNPs whole independence case is based on a lie, that they could join the EU, they couldn't, Spain would never allow it.

    Sorry, I digress.

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    It all stems back to the Spanish civil war..The Catalonians took,some tremendous stick from the Fascist regime during the Guerra civil..They have wanted to leave Spain ever since.. Francos regime was so bad he banned the speaking of the Catalan language and the only place they could speak it safely was in the football stadium at Nou Camp.. Many people from all over Europe went to fight along side the Catalonians against the Fascist Regime of Franco ..Including the author George Orwell.. Thousands of innocent Catalonians were shot or killed mercilessly at the hands of the Fascists ..Anyway sorry I digress..lol

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    In the Brexit vote 96% of Gibraltarians (?) voted to remain.

    Brexit will hit them very hard once we leave.

    Certainly Spain will be offering them a decent deal to become Spanish.

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    Andalusia starts waving Blas Infante flags and claiming independence....then they storm the Rock.


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    Spain ceded Gibraltar to Britain in perpetuity. Gibraltarians invoke the right to self determination and therefore we have the impasse that Britain cannot cede Gibraltar back to Spain and Spain has no title to reclaim the territory. Let things lie. Does Spain really need Gibraltar? If they do they are going to need to persuade all of those living on the Rock that their future is part of Spain. At the moment they are not even convincing Catalunya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1959_60 View Post
    In the Brexit vote 96% of Gibraltarians (?) voted to remain.

    Brexit will hit them very hard once we leave.

    Certainly Spain will be offering them a decent deal to become Spanish.
    I'm surprised it wasn't 100% to remain, once we're out of the EU life will become even more difficult for them, and they'll have to depend on our government to protect them from Spanish aggression and disruption to their daily life. Not an enticing prospect, if I was a Gibraltarian I'd have voted remain as well. Nevertheless they'll never agree to any enticement from Spain whatever the circumstances, Brexit or not, they hate the Spanish with a will, the only way Spain will rule them is by force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    I'm surprised it wasn't 100% to remain, once we're out of the EU life will become even more difficult for them, and they'll have to depend on our government to protect them from Spanish aggression and disruption to their daily life. Not an enticing prospect, if I was a Gibraltarian I'd have voted remain as well. Nevertheless they'll never agree to any enticement from Spain whatever the circumstances, Brexit or not, they hate the Spanish with a will, the only way Spain will rule them is by force.
    Everywhere you look there is a problem. It's 2017 for God's sake. Will the politicians never learn?

    The Gobs-h-i-t-e who started all this simply rode off into the sunset along with his father's dirty money, built himself a shed and said, "Sod it!"

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    The mentioned gobs-h-i-t-e is the one on the left, the one born with a silver spoon shoved firmly up his arse is the one on the right!

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    Sometimes BT, people do the right thing for the wrong reasons. He only wanted to save his Tory Party and, inadvertently, ended up saving his country.

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    Oh my BT, ''....It's 2017 for God's sake. Will the politicians never learn? ''

    Its not the politicians ,you voted them into power ,its we the people !!! Its we that have to learn!!!

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