sussex2 said:Ponder this:
How irked would UK citizens be if the tail end, shall we say the Lizard peninsular, was owned by a foreign power due to a treaty signed yonks ago.
The Guardia Civil have vested interest in the place for a few reasons:
It should, according to them, be part of Spain.
A vast amount of drugs which appear in the country find their way through there.
The place has steadfastedly ignored human rights issues that the rest of the EU (Gib is not a member) take for granted.
And, the place looks like Crawley on speed!
Dear Sussex, you appear to have 'forgotten' the Spanish enclaves of Melilla and Cueta and the Parsley orParsnip Islands(?) on Moroccan soil. As do the Spaniards conveniently whenever the question of Gib comes up.
Also, further down the tread, in response to coming and going, it is ALWAYS more problematic coming back into Spain. Every so often the Border Guards have a work to rule day, which means it can take 2 or 3 hours to get back off the Rock.
Those of you that remember Gib from the 'old' days or even just a few years ago would notice HUGE differences. It is basically just a day stop for huge cruise ships, though most of the old pubs are still there, but very expensive.