Gibraltar rejects latest ‘carrot and stick’ over sovereignty

Chief and Deputy Chief Ministers at the UN

FOLLOWING the return of the Chief and Deputy Chief Ministers from their presentation to the United Nations, Chief Minister Picardo gave a press conference on the afternoon of October 6 to respond to yet another tirade from Spanish interim Foreign Minister Margallo in which he promised to woo Gibraltar and then warned “Only the big boys play here” and “I will put the (Spanish) flag there and much sooner than Picardo thinks.”

Mr Picardo in his statement said that the decision to leave the EU as decided by the referendum has absolutely nothing to do with the sovereignty of Gibraltar and such a link between the two is only in the mind of the interim Spanish Foreign Minister.

In essence, the Chief Minister said Gibraltarians had seen off attempts by many Spanish administrations to reclaim sovereignty over Gibraltar and neither threats nor sweeteners would work.

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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 www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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