Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The Rock is a hard place to be

Tensions between Spain and Gibraltar are getting higher as the Spanish Foreign Minister threatens to impose a a border tax, close Spanish airspace to planes using the airport and investigate the affairs of Gibraltarians with Spanish interests.

Jose Garcia-Margallo  says the tax is to compensate for the loss to Spanish fishermen following the placement of concrete blocks in the harbour to protect the fish in the mouth of the Mediterranean.

Gibraltar's chief minister, Fabian Picardo, claims that Spain is acting like North Korea and adds that the rhetoric is reminiscent of General Franco in the 1950s and 60s. 

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