A) There was an element of tongue in cheek regarding the 666th Loamshires........ However, if you truly think there would not be a civil disobedience response from the locals, then you are deluded!
B) About the same as the Spanish responses to Morocco regarding Cueta, Melilla and to a lesser extent, Las Islas Perejil ah - but THAT situation is different to Gib......... say the Spanish.
I don't doubt for one minute that the Spanish could 'take' the Rock in a few hours. But it would have to be done before 1400 so they can get their heads down afterwards!
Every war game will have to be re-done.
Personally I think we should expend 200 Storm Shadows to destroy their bull-fighting shit.