Brian Reyes is the Editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle.
Britain has once again reaffirmed its double-lock commitment to the people of Gibraltar on sovereignty, calling on Spain to return to “constructive” political engagement to strengthen cross-border cooperation. In a right of reply exercised by a UK diplomat at the end of a meeting of the Fourth Committee on Tuesday in New York, the UKREAD MORE
The Self Determination for Gibraltar Group again called on the UN to send a visiting mission to Gibraltar, insisting that its failure to do so “emboldened” Spain in its “stagnant and undemocratic” claims over Gibraltar. Richard Buttigieg, the group’s chairman, marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and told the UN’s Fourth Committee thatREAD MORE
Spain will never drop its sovereignty claim on Gibraltar, a senior Spanish diplomat told the UN Forth Committee yesterday, adding that five decades after the 1967 referendum “there is nothing to celebrate” as far as Madrid id concerned. Addressing the start oft he session in New York yesterday, Francisca Pedrós, who handles decolonisation issues atREAD MORE
Spain has been “on the wrong side of history” since 1967 because it refuses to accept that Gibraltarians have voted twice in peaceful, democratic referenda to remain British, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has told the United Nations. Mr Picardo told the UN that Gibraltar wanted good relations with Spain and stood ready to strengthen cooperationREAD MORE