20/08/2013

Gibraltar Keeps On Giving


USS Mitscher and USS Gettysburg join a Spanish...
USS Mitscher and USS Gettysburg join a Spanish navy
ship in a tactical maneuvering exercise. (Photo credit: Official)
Jasmine Jenkins is on the ground in Gibraltar talking about what she is experiencing on her trip there and her observations about the influx of ships in port. The Spanish government and Mariano Rajoy is experience ing difficulties in Spain with a decline in tourism. This could well be due to the border taxes that are being implemented. Also a rise in taxes on booze and cigarettes Being part of the EU is a big and running a Spanish navy is one thing that makes Spain shine above the other members of the EU.

The tensions of border checks creating long queues in traffic going into the British colony is unknown why it is happening though is is breaking the freedom the move around rule. The Royal Navy were passing buy and paid a visit to ask why it is happening.

The pressure on Gibraltar according to Fabian Picardo has developed into more deeper and worrying threats as the pressure pot begins to boil . The Maritime industry has been under a lot of pressure since the funding has drastically cut, universities have been shut down and studies of the sea capped.

The 50 euro's charge coming and going in this economic climate is to much for people to afford. This is a progressive economic that has gone on for over 300 years. The story is very similar and relationships with Spain and Britain have always been strong. Britain feels very guilty that it did not know Spain was is so much trouble and will help as best it can and sympathises with the pressure being put on the country from the European Union. Jasmine shares her experience over on Stirring Trouble Internationally ( see link and supportive quotes below).
  • Tensions Over Gibraltar. A Farce That Keeps On Giving (stirringtroubleinternationally.com)
  • EU team to monitor Gibraltar border (bbc.co.uk)
  • Gibraltar border crossing fee "illegal," says Barroso (elpais.com)
  • Gibraltar row won't be diffused by political powerplays (itv.com)
Crest of HMS MarlboroughThe navy is always in close communications with David Cameron and the HMS Westminster is in Gibraltar right now. The British government commanded by William Hague are doing there best to suggest effective measures to be there for the Gibraltarian government. People are turning to Paulo Coehlo in Geneva (author of The Alchemist) to find the answers when stuck in traffic and flying on planes to Spain.


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