The caretaker Spanish Foreign Minister Margallo just doesn’t seem to get the message, Gibraltar is never going to agree to joint sovereignty and no amount of undemocratic pressure from the Spanish Government will change that.
We welcome the robust statements made by the new British Foreign Secretary who has not only reiterated the double-lock sovereignty commitment to Gibraltar, but confirmed that Gibraltar will be fully involved in the discussions on the UK’s future relationship with the EU. The British public would not forgive any betrayal of Gibraltar if those promises are broken and we have every confidence that will not happen.
Danny Feetham, GSD Party Leader, responding to the Spanish Foreign Minister’s recent statement said:
“These are self-serving statements on the part of Sr. Garcia-Margallo. Including Gibraltar in the negotiations between the EU and the UK may not be what he wants but it is what senior Ministers in the UK Government have promised Gibraltar and it, therefore, makes sense to the UK and Gibraltar. Nothing else matters.
“The problem with Sr. Garcia-Margallo is that he has not changed his belligerent tune in four years he has been at the helm of Spanish diplomacy and has achieved nothing for it.
“It certainly does nothing for the 10,000 Spanish nationals who cross the frontier every day to work in Gibraltar or the economy of the Campo to which Gibraltar is a significant net contributor.
“There is one part of his statement that we welcome and that is that his statement that his ‘foremost concern, as you would imagine are the Spanish workers that earn their living there’. Taken to its logical conclusion that must mean that Sr. Garcia-Margallo will not support restrictions at the border, because that will affect those very same workers. That expression of concern and its logical conclusion is one that Gibraltar should be consistently reminding the Spanish public”.Read More