Spain Gloats It Has Been Given Control of Gibraltar’s Borders as Part of Brexit Deal

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Gibraltar

British or Spanish?

The first inhabitants of the Rock were British Hebrew Gadites
The FACTS therefore PROVE that Spain’s claim to Gibraltar is FALSE .

Perhaps the British; Galicians; Basques and Gibraltarians should unite and take their land Heberia (Iberia) back from the Spaniards or perhaps, better still, everyone should stop "acting the goat " (Matthew 25:32-34) and learn to live side by side in "Peace and Harmony " under God’s Sovereignty , "His Royal Laws of Liberty " and "Covenants "/Testaments, as is, and has always been, His Will (Islam in Arabic).

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Picardo capitulated and has allowed his own red line to be crossed, now that Gibraltar will have Frontex (EUROPEAN BORDER AND COAST GUARD AGENCY) personal at the port and airport. Most likely those Frontex personal will be Spanish. Why else would María Aránzazu ‘Arancha’ González Laya be gloating about Spain been given control of Gibraltar’s borders as part of the Brexit Deal?

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“If it comes to fruition, a treaty will mean the territory of Gibraltar becoming part of the Schengen area, with the port and airport becoming external frontiers of the EU. The border with Spain as we know it today will disappear, with immigration checks replaced by technology, including facial recognition cameras to monitor and control those crossing.”

This quote seems in line with the global governance “no borders” policy. Gibraltar and Spain are both getting on the same page for global governance. Gibraltarians should become aware of the traitor in their midst.

Sir Joe Bossano says his understanding of the agreement in principle reached on New Year’s Eve is that any resident of Gibraltar getting off a plane here would experience the same checks they do now, as if there were no Schengen Agreement. The Government Minister says he would think twice about this arrangement if this aspect changes.

He told GBC the Borders & Coastguards Agency would escort residents of non-Schengen countries, like England, arriving at the Gibraltar airport, to an office that would straddle the frontier by a few metres. This would be accessed from the Gibraltar airport but the Spanish police needing to stamp passports of visitors to Schengen would do so on Spanish soil.

Sir Joe said if an agreement is not concluded, it’s a control that would have to be applied to all of us.
Sir Joe Bossano says his understanding of the agreement in principle reached on New Year’s Eve is that any resident of Gibraltar getting off a plane here would experience the same checks they do now, as if there were no Schengen Agreement. The Government Minister says he would think twice about this arrangement if this aspect changes.

He told GBC the Borders & Coastguards Agency would escort residents of non-Schengen countries, like England, arriving at the Gibraltar airport, to an office that would straddle the frontier by a few metres. This would be accessed from the Gibraltar airport but the Spanish police needing to stamp passports of visitors to Schengen would do so on Spanish soil.

Sir Joe said if an agreement is not concluded, it’s a control that would have to be applied to all of us.

Speaking to our reporter Jonathan Scott, the Minister for Economic Development first spoke about the negative reaction in Spain by Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo and other right wing politicians.
Speaking to our reporter Jonathan Scott, the Minister for Economic Development first spoke about the negative reaction in Spain by Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo and other right wing politicians.

One step closer to making Gibraltar dependent on Spain for food.

Ferry Carrying Goods Of Animal Origin Arrives From Algeciras - Your Gibraltar TV (YGTV)

It looks like God is angry about the Spanish Gibraltar Border Agreement.

Better be careful that it’s not a Spanish trick.

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Interesting that this storm moved North from the Straits of Gibraltar.

Ahead of the arrival of Storm Filomena, Spain reached its lowest temperature ever recorded on Thursday morning, with -38.5C in Leon, about 400 kilometres North of Madrid.

It was felt in Gibraltar. Storm Filomena brought 3-4 inches of rain on The Rock in 24 hours = more than half of the average of January rainfall.

The deal between Gibraltar and Spain should be scrutinized for any hidden agendas.

Isaiah 25:4 For Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones [is] as a storm [against] the wall.

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'Mr Picardo said if Frontex was withdrawn in four years, the responsiblities could be taken over by Gibraltar’s Borders and Coastguards Agency if enough trust with the EU had been built, but that Spanish officers would not be acceptable, and if Spain insisted on this, there would be a hard Brexit.

He said there would be no need for a referendum unless there were any changes to Sovereignty, jurisdiction or control, or a change to the constitution, none of which were on the cards.’

"Former Spanish ambassador Josep Pons has welcomed the in-principle agreement over Gibraltar. He says it has historical dimensions which go above and beyond the traditional Spanish claim to the Rock, which he adds never got Spain anywhere."

Here is an interesting article from Jan covered by Politico...

What the post-Brexit Gibraltar deal means

http://www.gibraltarpanorama.gi/175328

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 09:14JOE GARCIA

by JOE GARCIA
A motion before the Spanish Senate calls for joint sovereignty leading to full Spanish sovereignty.
It has been moved by the Partido Popular. Either they are stuck in prehistoric times or do not adhere to democratic principles, as the people of Gibraltar have rejected any question of sovereignty.

The motion calls for it to be put before the Foreign Affairs committee to urge the Spanish Government to continue to explore the question of joint sovereignty over Gibraltar, without relinquishing full sovereignty in future, thus putting an end to this colonial relic, as manifested by the United Nations on numerous occasions.
The motion also urges the Spanish Government to defend, with firmness and clarity, Spanish interests over Gibraltar 'and our legitimate interests in accordance with international rights.'
Given the changes that could ensue as a result of the Brexit situation, they want the new situation defined in concrete terms as well as the developments that are foreseen in relation to Gibraltar, given the new relations that are established with the colony as a consequence of Brexit.

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Spain wants to stop Gibraltar voting in European elections
http://www.gibraltarpanorama.gi/175484

In a shock announcement yesterday, the Spanish government said that it is to take Britain to the court of justice in Luxembourg to effectively stop Gibraltar voting in elections to the European parliament.

Spanish foreign minister Ana Palacio said that they are starting a procedure to question the British legislation which allows residents of Gibraltar to vote for the European Parliament.
She was speaking at the Hotel Palace in Madrid yesterday morning at a conference called 'Forum Europa', which covers a wide range of topics.
She suggested that this issue could be raised at the meeting being held today between the Spanish under-secretary for Europe Ramon de Miguel and the Minister of Europe Dennis MacShane.

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https://www.yourgibraltartv.com/politics/23528-frontier-bridging-measures-should-be-guaranteed-says-gsd

Written by YGTV Team on 04 June 2021.

The GSD is calling on the Government to ensure that the “status quo is maintained while there is a prospect of negotiations on a possible treaty.”

A statement from the GSD follows below:

Gibraltar had been told by Mr Picardo’s Government that bridging measures had been put in place till the end of June to allow the negotiations on a treaty for a future relationship with EU to proceed without affecting people on the ground. This would effectively maintain the status quo given that the Government had failed to obtain a deal by the end of the transition period. The Government had also said that the expectation was that the bridging measures would be extended if it was not possible to conclude the negotiations by the end of June.

We are now at the beginning of June and the Spanish authorities have started stamping the passports of British resident Blue ID card holders which in practice disregards the bridging measures that had operated so far. Worse still the negotiations with the EU have not even started yet even though it was said they would end by June. The Government has stated that this measure in respect of Blue ID card holders may be about travel to the UK although it does not know. But how is this logical? ID card holders of whatever colour reside in Gibraltar. Surely if it is about the issue of monitoring travel to Spain by UK residents the Spanish authorities should stamp the passports of persons without an ID card of any colour.

Leader of the Opposition, Keith Azopardi said:

“The GSD calls on Government to ensure that the status quo is maintained while there is a prospect of negotiations on a possible treaty. That means that it should be confirmed now that bridging measures will be extended till the conclusion of negotiations – whenever that takes place – and that Spain will revert to the previous practice and stop stamping passports of Blue ID card holders. Otherwise Mr Picardo will be piling the failure to obtain bridging measures on his failure to obtain a safe and beneficial treaty for Gibraltar so far. It is worth reflecting on the fact that the people of Gibraltar have been left behind because of the Government’s failures and we are the only British place now without a deal and without any apparent immediate prospect of one.

Let’s not beat about the bush here. We have been warning about the Government’s failure to secure freedom of movement for British residents of Gibraltar when Spain bagged long-term freedom of movement for its workers. We should have obtained simultaneous rights at that stage in 2018 but Mr Picardo lost that opportunity. They lost a second opportunity to conclude a deal by the end of December 2020 even though the UK got a deal for itself. That meant we got left behind with a non-enforceable flimsy and vague framework. For Government to fail again to conclude a safe and beneficial treaty would be bad for Gibraltar. In the meantime any failure to get bridging measures would simply exacerbate the situation and lies at the Government’s door alone.”

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I can't help but think this move of restrict passport control at the border is getting everyone used to the "new normal" of showing "nazi-style papers" in order to move around, which comes in the form of a health passport tied in with all kinds of other data (a digital identity), eventually leading to social scores and their ability to turn electronic-money (cryptocurrency) off and on depending on how conform to their draconian legislation.

Spain signed up for the digital health passports early on; and it was also confirmed that Spain would trial the EU's Covid-19 passport.

So essentially, isn't this just preparation for or a glimpse as what's to come?

The globalist Gibraltar politicians are on-board with the Great Reset's New Normal. And they've been normalizing totalitarianism for awhile now.

We've been warning Gibraltarians in the Health Passports Are Coming Thread. Proof of vaccination will be required to travel, and eventually be required to buy food. Eventually, the unvaccinated with be treated like the plague.

One move could be that "free-movement" will happen when everyone is vaccinated (another reason to hate the unvaccinated because they are stopping ease of travel etc). AND, it's not really free movement because people will have a digital identity and how well they behave will determine what they can and can't do – just like in communist China.

Don't think this is all happening? Open your eyes. Millions are seeing it worldwide and hundreds of thousands are marching in protests – like in London.

The Gib-Spanish border situation would take a major turn for good, if the Campo of Gibraltar would unite under the right leader – The Camp of Gibraltar and the Rock of Gibraltar; Origins, Today and their Bright Future

The Chief Minister says his guess is that negotiations over a deal for Gibraltar will be concluded by the end of the year, although his aim is to have it wrapped up by the end of the third quarter.

Jonathan Sacramento asked Fabian Picardo what his thoughts were on the statements made by the two Country leaders.

23rd June 2021

- CM marks fifth anniversary of Brexit vote with optimism, ‘and a tinge of sadness’

The UK Government is “fully prepared to accept the implications” in the event that a UK/EU treaty on Gibraltar’s post-Brexit relations with the bloc cannot be negotiated, and will “stand fully” by the Rock and its people, the House of Lords was told this week.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, delivered the message in response to a question from Labour peer and Freeman of Gibraltar, Lord Hoyle, even while remaining confident that a deal was possible.

He was speaking ahead of today’s fifth anniversary of the 2016 Brexit referendum in which the UK voted narrowly to leave the EU, taking Gibraltar with it.

Talks for a UK/EU treaty that will define Gibraltar’s future relationship with the EU have yet to commence, with the European Commission still to finalise a negotiating mandate on the foundation of a framework agreement announced by the UK, Spain and Gibraltar last December.

And reflecting on today’s anniversary, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said that despite Gibraltar’s firm vote to remain in the EU, Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic had brought this community “closer than ever” to the UK.

While Spanish right-wing politicians had hoped Brexit would drive wedge between the Rock and the UK and weaken Gibraltar, the reverse had transpired.

“What they did not appreciate was how hard the Gibraltar team would work from the morning after that result, to secure long-lasting prosperity and security for Gibraltar and its inhabitants,” Mr Picardo said.

“The stresses and strains of the past five years have been many and they are not yet over, but we are in good shape as we look to start the negotiation of the potential UK treaty with the EU.”

“It is therefore testament to this hard work that we are now very close to securing a treaty between the United Kingdom and the European Union based on our New Year’s Eve Agreement with Spain.”

“Although the start of the negotiation with the EU is delayed, I am confident that all parties remain optimistic that we can finalise a treaty which guarantees the fluidity at the frontier and the other elements necessary for Gibraltar and its neighbours in the region to share in a future of ‘shared prosperity’ that will not be a victim of the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU but an example that cooperation can endure despite it.”

“For Gibraltar, that comes with a guarantee of continued, undiluted British Sovereignty over the Rock.”

The UK’s commitment on sovereignty was also underlined by Lord Ahmad in response to questions from Lord Hoyle in the House of Lords this week.

Lord Hoyle, father of Sir Lyndsay Hoyle, the Speaker of the House of Commons, had asked the UK Government as to what steps it was staking to ensure that Gibraltar was protected politically and economically from the negative consequences of leaving the EU.

Lord Ahmad said the framework agreement announced on December 31, 2020, would provide the basis for a UK/EU treaty on Gibraltar and that the UK Government remained confident this could be agreed.

“We are committed to delivering a treaty which safeguards the UK's sovereignty of Gibraltar and supports the prosperity of both Gibraltar and the surrounding region,” he said.

“Negotiations will begin once the EU has agreed its mandate and we are confident that a treaty between the UK and the EU can be agreed.”

“However, if this does not prove to be the case, or the deal on offer is not the right one for the UK and Gibraltar, we are fully prepared to accept the implications.”

“The UK will stand fully behind Gibraltar, its people and its economy in any scenario.”

And in a response to a second question from Lord Hoyle, Lord Ahmad reaffirmed the UK’s double-lock commitment on sovereignty to the people of Gibraltar.

Lord Hoyle had asked whether it was the UK Government’s position that Gibraltar would remain British for as long as the residents of the Rock wish it to be.

“The UK stands by its assurances to Gibraltar that we will never enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another state against their freely and democratically expressed wishes, nor enter into a process of sovereignty negotiations with which Gibraltar is not content,” Lord Ahmad replied.

The European Commission confirmed earlier this year that it would seek a mandate from the European Council to begin formal negotiations for a UK/EU treaty on Gibraltar based on the New Year’s Eve framework agreement between the UK and Spain.

The hope last December had been to conclude the treaty by the end of June but, six months on, the EU mandate has yet to be finalised and approved so that negotiations can start.

The UK and Gibraltar have already finalised their negotiating mandate ahead of the talks and continue to maintain contact with Spanish counterparts while the EU finalises its position.

Bridging measures are expected to remain in place in the meantime allowing for additional time to negotiate the final agreement.

Yesterday, Spain announced it would continue interim arrangements at the border to relating to such as driving permits and healthcare rights for cross-border workers to October 31.

In marking the fifth anniversary of the Brexit vote, Mr Picardo said Gibraltar’s core focus had been on delivering “a viable and fruitful solution” for both Gibraltar and the neighbouring area to guarantee frontier fluidity, continued investment and job creation.

The New Year’s Eve framework agreement was a vehicle that had the potential to deliver prosperity to the Rock and the neighbouring hinterland for years to come.

But he added too that despite the partnership with the UK Government over the past five years to achieve that aim, he still viewed the result of the 2016 referendum “with a tinge of sadness”.

“I have never worked so hard since the announcement that day to give my all for Gibraltar, as have done all my colleagues in Government and in the core Brexit team,” he said, highlighting the contribution in particular of Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, Attorney General Michael Llamas and Financial Secretary Albert Mena.

“I thank everyone who has worked with us since then and I pledge not to rest until we finalise suitable arrangements for Gibraltar that successfully deliver the certainty and security that we need going forward.”

“I especially thank Joseph, Michael and Albert for their hard work each day as we have slogged through.”

“My job now is to ensure that, generations from now, when people look back on this anniversary, they can reflect that things did not turn out so badly for Gibraltar in the end as a result of the work and solutions delivered by my government team and that the relationship with Britain and Europe has blossomed despite the challenges."

“We are not there yet, but we can see light at the end of the Brexit tunnel now.”

“Hopefully, we will be fully out of the tunnel soon.”

WHAT DOES “STAND FULLY” BY GIBRALTAR, IF NO EU TREATY, MEAN?

Robert Vasquez Uncategorized June 23, 2021 4 Minutes

So, the UK ‘will stand fully’ by Gibraltar, if talks with the EU on a post-Brexit treaty engaging Gibraltar fail. We have it from the UK Parliament in the form of an answer to questions in the House of Lords.

Does this mean it will allow us to live at the extravagant level (when compared to UK voters) that we have today? Does this statement indicate that the UK-EU talks on a Gibraltar treaty are stuck and may well fail to come to a good conclusion? Why the need for a treaty, if the UK will support us so that we will continue with our current lifestyle?

WHAT WAS SAID, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth at the FCDO, said in the House of Lords that The UK Government is ‘fully prepared to accept the implications’, should no post-Brexit treaty by the UK with the EU over Gibraltar be agreed.

Well, that only means that whatever the implications, these will be ‘accepted’, as we say here, ‘di huevo con la boca cerrada’, a saying that briefly means that Lord Ahmad’s answer simply states the obvious.

We, in Gibraltar, are the ones who will have to ‘accept’ and live with the consequence of no agreement, not the UK, or its government, or its people.

WHAT DOES “STAND FULLY” BEHIND SUGGEST?

Lord Ahmad went on to say that “The UK will stand fully behind Gibraltar, its people and its economy in any scenario.” What does that mean?

The statement raises more questions than it answers. Is it a political commitment? If so, it has no flesh but is mere bones, beyond the repetition of the ‘double-lock formula’. On the economy, no doubt the UK will ‘stand’ with us, but doing what? Giving aid? Providing new loans? If so, on what terms and conditions?

Continued at link.

24th June 2021

The UK, Spain and Gibraltar remain “extremely positive” ahead of talks for a UK/EU treaty on Gibraltar, with the European Commission expected to finalise its negotiating mandate “before the summer break”, the House of Commons was told yesterday.

Lyndsay Croisdale-Appleby, the UK’s Head of Mission to the EU, told the Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee that the New Year’s Eve framework agreement provided a “very strong basis” for the negotiation, even while acknowledging that there remained much work to do before a treaty could be agreed.

“What it does is provide a framework, so it’s absolutely true that there is quite a lot of complexity around movement of people and it’s a special arrangement which obviously needs to work with the EU’s Schengen system for people,” he said, responding to a question from Conservative MP Henry Smith.

“Similarly, there are quite complex issues around the way the goods relationship would work.”

“Those I think are the two big areas of the agreement which will take working through via the mandate which we will expect the EU to produce before the summer break.”

“But I think the spirit between the UK, the Government of Gibraltar and Spain on this remains extremely positive and the relationships that have underpinned it, in particular the sort of determination of all parties to build an area of shared prosperity around Gibraltar and the Campo de Gibraltar as the Spanish call the area.”

The UK, Spain and Gibraltar had hoped a treaty could be concluded by the end of June but the negotiations have yet to start while the Commission finalises its negotiating mandate, which must then be approved by the European Council.

Given the delays so far, talks seem unlikely to commence until after August during which much of Brussels shuts down for normal business.

Speaking during the same session of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Lord David Frost, the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator, hinted at the UK’s frustration at the progress toward negotiations.

“Obviously at the moment with regards to Gibraltar, we’re operating on the basis of the political understanding agreed right at the end of last year and that now needs to be formalised,” Lord Frost said.

“I think we’d have liked it to go a bit quicker than it has, but these things are often more complicated than you think and take longer, but we’re ready to go when the EU is ready.”

Mr Smith asked the two witnesses during the session how the movement of people would work and whether the mechanisms agreed in the Cordoba Accord might offer a solution.

He asked too whether there were any parallels between Gibraltar and Northern Ireland in terms of alignment with EU rules.

Mr Croisdale-Appleby, who in a previous role as deputy chief Brexit negotiator was deeply involved in talks relating to Gibraltar, replied that the situation now was very different and the context had changed because the border with Spain was now an external EU frontier.

“We are instead looking at a solution that reopens the whole of the border area, rather than just having a corridor through the airport,” he said.

“In terms of whether there are parallels with other situations, whether in Northern Ireland or elsewhere, I would say that I think the EU recognises that the situation in Gibraltar is rather distinctive as the other situations in which we’ve found agreements are.”

Arancha Gonzalez Laya to be replaced as Spanish Foreign Minister by José Manuel Albares

Arancha Gonzalez Laya is to be replaced as Spanish Foreign Minister, with Spanish ambassador to France, José Manuel Albares, to take up the post instead.

According to reports in the Spanish press, Mr Albares has been a long-time adviser of Spanish Premier, Pedro Sanchez, and has been involved in international negotiations, including over Brexit.

For her part, Arancha Gonzalez Laya tweeted that it had been a great honour to serve her country and its citizens. She thanked Pedro Sanchez for his trust in her, as well as her colleagues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

CHIEF MINISTER'S RESPONSE

The Chief Minister says he has thanked Arancha Gonzalez Laya for her "positive approach' during her time in office, and wished her well on behalf of the people of Gibraltar.

Fabian Picardo says the reshuffle in the Spanish government has been widely predicted. He says José Manuel Albares has worked on Gibraltar matters before, at the time of the Withdrawal Agreement, and is therefore "familiar with the respective positions of the parties". Mr Picardo says he looks forward to the UK-EU treaty negotiations being "positively supported" by Mr Albares as he takes over in the Spanish Foreign Ministry.

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