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UK Protest at Gibraltar Diplomatic Bag Opening

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posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 03:38 AM
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Britain has formally protested to the Spanish authorities after police opened a diplomatic bag at the border with Gibraltar.

The Foreign Office said diplomatic bags were "inviolable" and opening one was "a serious infringement" of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations.

The incident occurred on Friday as the bag was taken from Gibraltar to Spain.

It comes a week after the UK protested about a Spanish incursion into Gibraltarian waters.

UK Protest at Gibraltar Diplomatic Bag Opening

This is just the latest in a long line of provocations by the Spanish over Gibraltar. For their part, Spain rejects that it was a Diplomatic bag, but considering they have been mucking about in other area's related to Gibraltar, it wouldn't shock me if it was.

This is just a week after a Spanish vessel violated the Territorial Waters of Gibraltar and led to a stand off with the RN




posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 04:08 AM
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This nationalistic tubthumping by Spain is only being used as a distraction from the dire state of their economy.

Let's see Spain hand over Ceuta and Melilla to Morocco before they play these games.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 04:14 AM
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Gary29
This nationalistic tubthumping by Spain is only being used as a distraction from the dire state of their economy.


Aye, it is the "Latin" Modus Operandi, the Argies do it as well.


Gary29
Let's see Spain hand over Ceuta and Melilla to Morocco before they play these games.


That actually came up some time back and the Spanish Foreign Minister dismissed it as a "fair analogy" because they were "integral parts" of Spain. Hypocrisy? Not in their eyes, go figure...
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posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 04:16 AM
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Double post
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posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 04:28 AM
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This is about a fight over a big rock.
Spain want the rock and the UK aint going to let them have it!
So they are border bitching.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 04:37 AM
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Oh yeah, that much is evident and doesn't take a PhD to figure out.

It's our rock though - signed over under Treaty for perpetuity, just like their Moroccan enclaves as it happens. They always fail to see the hypocrisy though.



posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 04:00 PM
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Awww silly spain.

So cute of them.

Maybe someone should give them a stone or a pebble and say they can have that instead.


Or better yet give them Northen lreland

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posted on Nov, 27 2013 @ 07:00 PM
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Pah... Bloody Spain.

Theres an awful lot of men at the bottom of the English Channel, and an awful lot of ships as well, and the Spanish government would do well to recall whose men, and whose boats they were, and who put them there.



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 04:19 AM
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Pah... Bloody Spain.

Theres an awful lot of men at the bottom of the English Channel, and an awful lot of ships as well, and the Spanish government would do well to recall whose men, and whose boats they were, and who put them there.


Least we gave the spansih some french company down there



posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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They really are trying every act of provocation they can.... they're constantly prodding and testing.
The border stuff, the stuff with the ocean barrier... plus other stuff and now this.

Just like Argentina... they just want to stoke up old fires just for the sake of it.

It's crazy....they need to just DEAL WITH IT, move on, accept it.

I just cannot believe how sly and sneaky they've been.



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