I think it's some time since the subject of Gibraltar last came up on this Forum. So what are we to make of it all now that BREXIT is with us?
The UK has said it will stand up for Gibraltar's interests after the territory accused Spain of using Brexit to forward its territorial aims.
Can we really blame Spain if it tries to forward its territorial aims regarding Gibraltar. YES! yes! I do know that the people of Gibraltar don't wish to become Spanish citizens but do we really think that Spain should just let go the even the least chance of starting an argument about who owns Gibraltar.
You can hardly complain that you were castigated as a scaremonger when that's exactly what you seem to be doing.
Of course Spain is going to raise the subject - we shouldn't be surprised as you say, but the Spanish government knows it is on a hiding to nothing. Gibraltar was ceded to Britain by treaty, and that hasn't changed. It's a British Crown Colony, and Gibraltarians do not want to be governed by Spain. There's no reason why we should do the dirty on them, just because some Spanish politicians fancy trying their luck.