Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Picardo: 'Gibraltar will never be Spanish!"

(Photo: europasur.es / F.Guerrero)
GIBRALTAR (Panorama) At yesterday's National Day rally in Gibraltar, the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said that Gibraltar will never be Spanish. After six British Members of Parliament had spoken supporting Gibraltar and its people in their problems with Spain, Mr Picardo said: "This is our land, our home, our Rock. We are here to assert that we have the right to self-determination. No 300-year old treaty or threats (from Spain) will ever intimidate us. We will never concede one grain of sand, one breath of our air or one drop of our waters. Gibraltar will never be Spanish." Referring to the ongoing fishing dispute with Spain, one of the speakers, Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell, said: "I say to the British Government, the next time a Spanish vessel enters Gibraltar waters, that vessel should be apprehended and its crew arrested."

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