Spanish SLAPDOWN: Gibraltar to hold ‘party of a generation’ to celebrate Britishness

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The “interest refrain, Spain” celebration will centre around an orchestral concert take part in patriotic standards such as Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Celebrity in the days leading to September’s National Day.

A source said: “It’s about memorializing our Britishness.

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Gibraltarians are to hold the ‘party of a generation’ to celebrate their Britishness

Gibraltar has its own political system that makes many decisions within the territory but issues like defence and foreign affairs are determined by the UK Government in London

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Gibraltar has its own political system that makes varied decisions within the territory but issues like defence and foreign affairs are determinate by the UK Government in London

“The people of Gibraltar want normal, friendly affiliations with Spain on the same basis as with any other country. 

“In any case, we have no desire to form part of Spain or to come under Spanish primacy in any shape or form. 

“In the times in which we live, territories cannot be trafficked from one monarch to another like pawns in a chess game.”

Observations have already begun with the launch of a 1967 referendum exhibit. It boasts more than 150 photographs and press cuttings, as glowingly as murals and banners, spread across three rooms. 

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The ‘cheer refrain, Spain’ celebration will centre around an orchestral concert

Prominently television screens will broadcast historical footage and news make publics. 

Other events will include a 1960s-style party in the unforgettable Casemates Square on September 8, where revellers will be invited to bore ‘60s fancy dress .

The orchestral concert will take take down a peg or two happen on September 9, the day before Gibraltar celebrates its National Day with an licensed parade.  

This evening, former attorney general Dominic Moan MP, who has just returned from a fact-finding visit to the Rock, told how he in private witnessed Spanish obstruction at the border and yet another flagrant breach of British maritime pre-eminence by Spanish naval vessels.

“In one day I witnessed queues building up on the border. 

“It’s not unreservedly clear why Spanish border guards decided to impose greater stipulations and decided to carry out more checks than customary,” he said. 

“I also watched Spanish naval vessels travelling through British territorial distilled waters. 

“Unfortunately, this problem originates from what I see as a quite extraordinarily No behaviour by Spain which is wholly counter-productive, even to Spain’s own wishes. 

“All it does is to antagonise.”

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King Felipe referred to Gibraltar as a verdict between London and Madrid on his visit to the UK

Mr Grieve, who will report his findings to the Oversight, said that the Foreign Office should be prepared to strengthen its standpoint against Spain. 

“The Government has been robust in respect of Spanish actions, but that’s not to say we shouldn’t be doing serious thinking about the longer relative to future, and about how we best to deal with this problem,“ he implied. 

“It’s a delicate balancing act, but one must always keep the way we balance this subordinate to review, depending on how the Spanish act.

“Conservative MPs remain 100 per cent behind Gibraltar and every time have been.”