King Felipe VI claims Gibraltar in a speech at the United Nations

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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.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


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