Tuesday, October 07, 2014

At it again

Britain has expressed “grave concern” after a Spanish research vessel carried out “irresponsible and dangerous” manoeuvres in British territorial waters off Gibraltar in the latest diplomatic spat over the Rock.

The Spanish state survey ship, Angeles Alvariño, potentially risked the lives of Royal Navy personnel, the Foreign Office said, when it illegally entered waters off Gibraltar on Sunday afternoon.
The incident saw a standoff lasting several hours between Gibraltar police patrol boats and Royal Navy vessels as they circled the Spanish research ship.

This is not the first time that the Angeles Alvariño has been seen in British territorial water of Gibraltar and not the first attempt at provocation by Spaniards. There have been five incidents since the PP came into power. On one occasion, two Spanish military jets illegally entered the airspace over Gibraltar flying close to a commercial airliner that was going in to land. 

Maybe we need Jeremy Clarkson and his co-presenters to do a "special" about the Rock to remind Spain that Gibraltar is British and will remain so. 

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