Wednesday 14 August 2013 4.05pm
dee dee wrote:
unfortunately it is not just about bits of rock but also the people who live there who have in various referendums made it clear they want to remain British
I have seen a couple of articles where it has been suggested that Gibraltar, and its denizens, were toying with going the "independent" route.
Not sure that this would work, as according to the Treaty of Utrecht, Britain was ceded Gibraltar, its lands and forts, (but not the waters that surround it bizarrely), in perpetuity.
The proviso was written in, that in the event of Britain deciding that it no longer wished to keep Gibraltar, it must be first offered to the Crown of Spain.
That would appear to put the kibosh on independence.
Back to square one.