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Gibraltar Votes To Stay British  
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Gibraltar has unanimously voted to remain British in a referendum. Only 187 people wanted the Spanish to have some sort of sovereignty.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2410269.stm

The message is clear. Both the UK and Spain live in a democracies so they should abide by the people's wishes.

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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7361 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1215 times:
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Nah, they won't do anything of the sort! However, if the vote was the other way round, both Goverments would have embraced the result and signed treaties within 12 hours.

David


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1185 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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User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Gibraltar is British and it should stay that way! Thats like getting ride of the queen.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

This should put the issue to rest. Neither Spain nor the UK have any mandate discuss any further the future of Gibraltar.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1125 times:
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Whether Gibraltar remains British or not can only be decided by the Gibraltarians themselves, no one else. They clearly want to remain British, so why all the crap about joint Anglo-Spanish control?




In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

The irony is that parts of Spain would probabarly like to secede themselves.

User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4297 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1106 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...

 Nuts

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