Friday, 7 October 2011

Picardo repeats to UN: Gibraltar will never be Spanish

GIBRALTAR (Source: Spanish agencies) The GSLP-GLP leader and candidate, Fabian Picardo, addressed the UN's Decolonization Committee recently. He said unequivocally, "Gibraltar will never be Spanish" and the future of the colony "is not in shared sovereignty nor in the transference of sovereignty from one colonial power to another." Having stated that he represents a new generation of Gibraltarian politicians, he added that his position on sovereignty remains the same as that of his predecessor, Joe Bossano. In what is a clearly electoral posture, Picardo faced the UN committee for the first time, sprinkling his speech with references to sovereignty of the Rock. (Read the whole speech on The Gibraltar Chronicle.)

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