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  • UK must stand firm in the face of Spanish provocation

    UK must stand firm in the face of Spanish provocation

    • February 18, 2019

    The UK’s head-in-the-sand response to Sunday’s serious incursion by the Spanish Navy was as remarkable as it was disappointing. The Spanish patrol boat Tornado attempted to exercise jurisdiction in British Gibraltar territorial waters by ordering at least two vessels to heave anchor and leave the area. The radio exchange was recorded by a local ship

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  • With EU’s ‘colony’ footnote, Madrid did not get what it wanted

    With EU’s ‘colony’ footnote, Madrid did not get what it wanted

    • February 5, 2019

    The EU’s reference to Gibraltar as a colony has rightly angered this community, but it should come as no surprise. In a post-Brexit world, Spain will use any opportunity to influence its EU partners and push its agenda on Gibraltar. We knew that was going to happen, but to see it happening is galling nonetheless.

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