KING Felipe VI entered into the fray over the future of Gibraltar when he spoke at the United Nations on September 20, echoing the observations of interim Foreign Minister Margallo and telling the attending heads of state that Britain, on its first attendance after the Brexit at the United Nations should end the colonial anachronism of Gibraltar.
He wants to see an agreed solution between both countries in order to restore Spain’s territorial integrity over the Rock which would be to the benefit to the people in Gibraltar as well as those in the Campo de Gibraltar.
He appeared to overlook the fact that the people of Gibraltar are totally opposed to this as it appears are all of the unions and councils in the Campo as well.
In his speech he referred to difficult periods that Spain was going through but did not expand on its inability to elect a government and the threat of a massive fine that still hangs over the country due to the on-going problems with the financial deficit although he did say that he wanted to see helped those who have been worse affected by the financial difficulties.
The King also sidestepped the problem of Catalonian independence but indicated that the country works best through a democratic framework.