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    Raed, Catholic Visigoths ruled that land long before Muslims came to conquer it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan View Post
    Raed, Catholic Visigoths ruled that land long before Muslims came to conquer it.
    And Romans did too before Visigoths. And Turdetani even before.

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    Exactly. So what's the point of "give it back" shouts.
    Let the people who live there decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raed View Post
    Sure you are. Return the land to its rightful owners.
    by all means come here and say that, mate xD

    before any Gibraltarian would have a chance to retort, a Spaniard would be at your throat telling you to get in line

    which will also never happen, because as previously mentioned it part of the UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deco 20 View Post
    Emir Raed, ruler of new al-Andalus.
    Sounds beautiful.
    May permanent peace be brought to the Arab world. My heart goes out to the families of those who have lost loved one(s). I wish and hope those who are creating religious, racial, regional, and tribal divisions among/within the Arab nations would be defeated in their quest for the destruction of the Middle East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    by all means come here and say that, mate xD

    before any Gibraltarian would have a chance to retort, a Spaniard would be at your throat telling you to get in line

    which will also never happen, because as previously mentioned it part of the UK
    I think he gets it I was just being fascetious.
    May permanent peace be brought to the Arab world. My heart goes out to the families of those who have lost loved one(s). I wish and hope those who are creating religious, racial, regional, and tribal divisions among/within the Arab nations would be defeated in their quest for the destruction of the Middle East.

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    Government condemns deliberate delays at the frontier

    Gibraltar Government has strongly condemns the lengthy and deliberate delays to cross the frontier into Spain which have been experienced by Gibraltarians and visitors to Gibraltar.

    “The frontier with Spain has not operated normally since the day it opened and the Spanish Government has often used it a a means of applying political pressure on Gibraltar. It will be recalled that the situation deteriorated to such a degree few years ago that a dedicated frontier complaints office was opened,” No 6 said this evening.

    The traffic flow has been particularly bad today, Sunday, with cars at times taking more than five hours to cross into Spain. The Government understands that the usual average number of cars crossing into Spain is between 150-300 every half an hour. The average number of cars crossing into Spain today Sunday was between 30 - 60 an hour.

    This shows that the delays are unrelated to volume of traffic.

    The Government, in a humanitarian gesture towards those stuck in the queue, has distributed over 1700 bottles of water and, in addition to this, two small water tankers have been supplying water at the Eastern Beach roundabout and then at the frontier. This was coordinated by the Minister for Traffic Paul Balban and the Minister for Utlities Steven Linares. The Government said it is very grateful to the volunteers who distributed the water.

    The Government considers that the delays are an affront to the principle of freedom of movement of EU nationals through an EU frontier. The checks being conducted by the Spanish authorities are excessive and disproportionate with no regard for the need to operate a red and green channel.

    As reported in yesterday’s Chronicle Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, who is in London, has already been in touch with the UK Government and urged them to take up the matter with Spain at the highest level. He will take the opportunity afforded by Gibraltar Day to make the point to a distinguished audience.

    The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, who is Acting Chief Minister in Mr Picardo's absence, has himself contacted Parliamentarians in the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the European Parliament. This will continue and will be extended.

    The Cabinet will be meeting Monday morning in order to discuss and determine a sustained local and international response to the latest hostile actions taken by the Spanish Government against Gibraltar.

    The Acting Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia said:

    "The attempt to use the frontier as a political weapon against Gibraltar has not worked in the past and it will not work now. The action taken by Spain is unfriendly, unneighbourly and unEuropean and the Gibraltar Government will expose this in whatever fora is available to us."

    GSD Condemns Frontier Queues

    The Opposition last night issued a statement which condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the illegal use of the frontier as retaliation against Gibraltar and ordinary citizens from both sides of the frontier who cross it daily.

    "Gibraltar has not seen queues of this magnitude since the Cesar Brana days in the 1990s. We will, however, be making a full statement tomorrow," it said.

    "The GSD would take this opportunity to applaud the organisation of the Royal Gibraltar Police as well as the hard work by the members of that organisation, the Highways Enforcement Agency and those volunteers who have endeavoured to make more tolerable the plight of those who have had to endure these huge six hour queues," said the statement.


    "Impavido Pectore"


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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/b...-uefa-football

    The vote is on Friday. From an outside point of view it would be a good away trip to go to as the football pitch is right beside the airport :thumbsup2:

    However it does seem a bit ridiculous, I mean why not give every overseas territory a team?

    I should point out that should Gibraltar gain entry they will be the last team of this kind as Uefa changed the rules. Now you have the be a sovereign nation and a UN member to join, however Gibraltar submitted their application before this new rule came into effect.

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    I don't see how they can conscionably be denied when places like the Faroe Islands already have representation. Wonder what the reaction in Spain would be like.

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    Spain will not allow this. They already fight tooth and nail behind the scenes to damage the catalan nt.

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    Accepted!!!!

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    Yessss!!! This year a Catalonia - Gibraltar friendly!!!

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    Didn't Spain once threaten to remove Real Madrid and Barcelona from European competitions if Gibraltar was ever allowed into UEFA? Looks like their bluff has been called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenks View Post
    Didn't Spain once threaten to remove Real Madrid and Barcelona from European competitions if Gibraltar was ever allowed into UEFA? Looks like their bluff has been called.
    How could they have removed Barcelona if the club denies it? By the way, only Spain and Belarus voted against. Great job by Spanish diplomacy...
    Last edited by Corb; 24th May 2013 at 01:45 PM.

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    It seems like Spain and Gibraltar will be kept apart in qualification draws. Bit pathetic if true.