|How British is Gibraltar?|
GIBRALTAR It is reported that the UK's most controversial party, UKIP (UK Independence Party), held its first official meeting at the Lord Nelson pub on the Rock recently. Allegedly heading it was Douglas Hall, former Deputy Chairman of Newcastle United, who ostensibly confirmed his alliance with local pressure group Defenders of Gibraltar (about whose pressure we reported here). On the agenda at the meeting were such items as manifesto ideas, according to The Olive Press, and links with other pro-British groups in the area. The OP also says that there is a possibility that UKIP leader Nigel Farrage could be coming to the Rock later in the year, where he is likely to get a warm welcome from people with surnames such as Vázquez, Pizzarello or Budhrani, to use just three examples to illustrate the cultural mix of Gibraltar.