Aug 06 Foreign Secretary reiterates commitment to Gibraltar

fcoThe Foreign Secretary, William Hague, today spoke to Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, and reiterated the UK’s commitment to the people of Gibraltar.
 
The Foreign Secretary said:
 
“I emphasised to Gibraltar’s elected Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, that the UK stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Gibraltar at this time of increasing Spanish pressure and rhetoric. I also highlighted that we will respect Gibraltar’s 2006 Constitution and the commitments the UK has repeatedly made not to compromise on British sovereignty over Gibraltar.

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Aug 05 - Get Involved! – Graham Watson Urges EU Commission to Interfere in Gib – Spain Dispute

newsGibraltar MEP Sir Graham Watson has written to the President of the European Commission on the escalation of tensions ‘with regard to the sovereignty of Gibraltar’.

Mr. Watson notes his appreciation that the Commission prefers not to become involved in territorial disputes between Member States, however he adds, ‘ it does have a moral duty to see the rights of all Union citizens upheld. For that reason I write to seek your active involvement in persuading Spain to desist from its actions.’

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Aug 05 - Foreign Office Urges Spain to Stick to Cordoba Agreement

spanish flagIn sight of the heavy measures outlined by Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo in an attempt to seriously clamp down on frontier controls and help fishermen who Sr. Margallo claims have been affected by the implementation of an artificial reef in BGTW, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has reiterated it’s position on Gibraltar’s sovereignty, claiming that the UK will not compromise it.

The FCO adds that political difference will be resolved through political mean and not through disproportionate measures such as the border delays. The UK Government wishes to continue to have a strong relationship with the Government of Spain.

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Aug 05 - Spanish Author continues to show his support for Gibraltar

Spanish FlagSpanish Author sends through another article, showing us that it's not just Gibraltarian people that are against the current frothier problems that have escalated recently. Below is a copy of the article sent to us. 

ESCRACHES A LA GUARDIA CIVILHace casi nueve meses que me fui a vivir a Gibraltar y desde el primer día he venido advirtiendo que la situación que crea el Gobierno español en la frontera iba a acabar reventando y, lamentablemente, he tenido razón.

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