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NorthernLass 8,226 posts

@Dragonlady – it’s annoying but very little to do with Brexit. If you’re used to crossing the border you must be aware of the history between Gib/UK/Spain but the Spanish have used border controls on and off for decades to frustrate Gib and assert its claim to the territory. There have been incidents in the past couple of years such as Spanish officers breaching UK sovereignty by carrying out an incursion onto a beach in Gib and discharging firearms which have resulted in more political froideur. Spain is currently demanding that in the event of the borders re-opening full time, they want partial control of The Rock, including the airport.

So it’s not the UK that is at the root of the problems. Spain basically sees Brexit as an opportunity to put the screws on Gibraltarians in the hope that they’ll acquiesce to Spanish demands.

I write this as a dual UK/Spanish national with no particular axe to grind!

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