I THINK Gibraltar is about to become a huge and potentially highly dangerous issue between Spain and the UK.
Notwithstanding the disputes of its sovereignty, which date back to the 1700’s and beyond, ‘Gib’ has however managed to maintain a somewhat ‘rocky’ alliance with the Spanish, purely because we were both members of the EU.
With this stripped away, the gloves I feel will truly be discarded. As many of you are aware, my respect for most politicians is not exactly glowing.
I consider the majority of them self-serving bubble dwellers, whose naivety is sometimes almost beyond belief. The recent statement by Lord Howard is a case in point.
To announce that he is sure Theresa May will take the same stand against the Spanish as Margaret Thatcher did against The Falklands, is almost unbelievably provocative and inflammatory.
He is actually inferring, that to protect Gibraltar, Britain would be prepared to go to war with the Spanish! Thank God this idiot no longer holds any ministerial position.
He is however able to command an airing of his views to vast numbers of the public and would have most certainly been noted by the Spanish.
His foolish remarks reveal just how out of touch and unaware he is of the Spaniards’ passionate attitude to Gibraltarian sovereignty.
I truly believe that should the situation be allowed to disintegrate into some form of confrontation, we could all be in trouble.
I have been here long enough to remember Brits being spat on in the streets following the Falklands war, and that was with Argentina!
Gibraltar is far closer to home both in proximity and spirit. Just how this whole sorry situation will pan out I have no idea.
I envisage border situations of alarming proportions with possible siege conditions arising.
The one thing I am sure about is that any troop deployment would be highly irresponsible and could lead to a dispute that could endanger us all.
Let us all hope that the leaders of both our countries have more sense than the ilk of former MP Howard but don’t hold yer breath!
Keep the faith