“National Day” is an annual commemoration of the sovereignty referendum held on September 10th 1967, in which 99% of the population voted to remain under British rule rather than be passed over to Spain.
Spanish incursions and its claims to Gibraltar have remained a hot and heated topic in Gibraltar for decades. Excluding the last year, the border dispute, incursions and tensions between Madrid (Government of Spain) and Gibraltar dominated headlines in one way or another.
Brexit put another variable at play, including Chief Minister Picardo and Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya meeting for "shared prosperity".
While this border-dispute has kept everyone's attention on something other than what the government of Gibraltar does behind the scenes, it in nonetheless, an important topic for Gibraltarians.
And in the interest of sharing topics "other than Covid" on Defending-Gibraltar, taking into account what Gibraltarians find important, this post has been created to provide a thread for the Gibraltar/Spain Dispute.
Gibraltar is British – period.
But that doesn't stop Madrid from laying claim; and there will be a time that Cadiz is united with Gibraltar.
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