Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1362 times:
The curious thing about Gibraltar is that it isn't some British enclave in Spain - the people are overwhelmingly ethnically Spanish; they just want Britain to remain sovereign. Hardly surprising really, Spain has attempted to bully them into submission and people don't really respond to that. Memories are long, and modern democratic Spain will have to wait a long time for them to fade.
I wonder if Spain will have a referendum in Ceuta and Mellilla?
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Derico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
Not here to defend the Spanish or anything (don't care either way), but both the UK and Spain have regions within their countries where lots of people wish to secede...most of Europe's countries have those. My question is why not let them... they'll want to join the EU about two months later!! LOL.
It's funny how the trends can be contradictory to each other and occur simultaneously. In Europe you have the process of unification in one level, and in another level many regions and towns that wish independence... hmmmm, you know what I think...
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