Spain wants to annex Gibraltar Watch

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Indeed, Spain will be bought into line soon enough.
How so?
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How so?
Because my good friend regardless of what anyone on here thinks the EU were desperate us to remain, but now they know that is impossible and our transition period cannot even be stretched the reality of their predicament is beginning to show.

They do want us to have a free trade agreement because they do realise that without one they are indeed the ones with more to lose, Germany is close to recession, the EU will be losing a significant chunk of it's capita, populism is on the rise and there are some big elections due, employment would fall through the floor which would only serve to further the rise of populism.

The UK economy is already set to outperform the eurozone



https://www.theweek.co.uk/105298/imf...-than-eurozone

And we would have carte blanche to set whatever tariffs and taxes we wished, right on their doorstep, the EU's worst nightmare.

If you think that Spain haggling over sovereignty of Gibraltar, which Gibraltan's furiously oppose, will be allowed to get in the way of a deal then you are very sadly mistaken
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(Original post by ColinDent)
Because my good friend regardless of what anyone on here thinks the EU were desperate us to remain, but now they know that is impossible and our transition period cannot even be stretched the reality of their predicament is beginning to show.

They do want us to have a free trade agreement because they do realise that without one they are indeed the ones with more to lose, Germany is close to recession, the EU will be losing a significant chunk of it's capita, populism is on the rise and there are some big elections due, employment would fall through the floor which would only serve to further the rise of populism.

The UK economy is already set to outperform the eurozone



https://www.theweek.co.uk/105298/imf...-than-eurozone

And we would have carte blanche to set whatever tariffs and taxes we wished, right on their doorstep, the EU's worst nightmare.

If you think that Spain haggling over sovereignty of Gibraltar, which Gibraltan's furiously oppose, will be allowed to get in the way of a deal then you are very sadly mistaken
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Laugh it up, the EU certainly ain't.
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(Original post by ColinDent)
Laugh it up, the EU certainly ain't.
Absolute load of *******s from start to finish.

We are worth about 8% of overall EU trade.

Secondly in 2018, UK exports to the EU were £291 billion (45% of all UK exports). UK imports from the EU were £357 billion (53% of all UK imports).

Once you start adding tariffs and WTO rules to that, we're ****ed. Sugar coat it all you want, we rely on them a hell of a lot more than they rely on us.
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Absolute load of *******s from start to finish.

We are worth about 8% of overall EU trade.

Secondly in 2018, UK exports to the EU were £291 billion (45% of all UK exports). UK imports from the EU were £357 billion (53% of all UK imports).

Once you start adding tariffs and WTO rules to that, we're ****ed. Sugar coat it all you want, we rely on them a hell of a lot more than they rely on us.
https://youtu.be/lTYe9eDqxe8
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(Original post by ColinDent)
Because my good friend regardless of what anyone on here thinks the EU were desperate us to remain, but now they know that is impossible and our transition period cannot even be stretched the reality of their predicament is beginning to show.

They do want us to have a free trade agreement because they do realise that without one they are indeed the ones with more to lose, Germany is close to recession, the EU will be losing a significant chunk of it's capita, populism is on the rise and there are some big elections due, employment would fall through the floor which would only serve to further the rise of populism.

The UK economy is already set to outperform the eurozone



https://www.theweek.co.uk/105298/imf...-than-eurozone

And we would have carte blanche to set whatever tariffs and taxes we wished, right on their doorstep, the EU's worst nightmare.

If you think that Spain haggling over sovereignty of Gibraltar, which Gibraltan's furiously oppose, will be allowed to get in the way of a deal then you are very sadly mistaken
I made absolutely no comment on the matter i simply asked what you meant.
With that being said, i rather doubt the EU are about to bend over and take it up the ass for the UK. Especially as its backing Spain.
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I made absolutely no comment on the matter i simply asked what you meant.
With that being said, i rather doubt the EU are about to bend over and take it up the ass for the UK. Especially as its backing Spain.
No one said anything about the EU taking anything in their anus holes, a fair deal is all that's required.
And the cracks in EU unity are already appearing, Spain will do as they are told, the entire EU experiment/project is at stake.
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Gibraltar in spanish hands?????

An armada is in order, methinks
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Do they have a problem in Spain with the phrase “in perpetuity”

has been British for more than 300 years, and doubt it will stop



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(Original post by imlikeahermit)
Would be very interesting to see the people of Gibraltars view on this. If my memory serves me correctly they voted heavily to remain. I would think, they would be very happy to have Spain annex them.
They also voted very heavily (i.e. more than 95%) to remain in the UK
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Would be very interesting to see the people of Gibraltars view on this. If my memory serves me correctly they voted heavily to remain. I would think, they would be very happy to have Spain annex them.
Happy to annex them? 😂

From which parallel universe are you typing - Lol

Maybe consider their actual views instead of pure conjecture based on spite
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Not going happen.
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If Spain kicks off about Gibraltar, the UK should publicly back Catalonian independence and cause a big headache for Spain. I would then go further and start recognising Catalonia as an independent state and pressuring other countries to do the same. As a last resort, bomb Spanish military bases in a preemptive strike.
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They also voted very heavily (i.e. more than 95%) to remain in the UK
And in the recent October elections voted heavily (i.e. 80%) for pro-British parties.
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Menorca was recovered in 1782, pirates.
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