Thursday, June 14, 2012


Projecting a giant sized image of the Queen alongside the union flag was bound to upset Spaniards who could clearly see it from towns along the coast. Playing Rule Britannia loud enough for those in La Linea to hear would not have helped either.

It seems that Spaniards are also upset about the inauguration of the new airport terminal in Gibraltar by prince Edward at the conclusion of his visit to celebrate the Jubilee. 

Spain has already lodged a formal complaint to the European Union about Gibraltar's new tax laws. They believe that the 10 per cent tax regime means that the citizens are receiving illegal state aid. 

A country whose credit rating has been moved down three notches by Moody's and is now close to junk status might well see the wealthy Gibraltarians as rubbing their noses and sticking two fingers at them but the fact remains that the Rock is British and as far as Gibraltar is concerned should remain British. I for one agree with them.

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