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Britain has formally triggered Article 50 and the process of leaving the European Union has begun. There shouldn’t be any unforeseen problems. Should there?

As quick as you like Spain has ceased the opportunity to have 26 other countries back them up in trying to bully the UK. What do they want? Ideally Spain would like the UK to give them Gibraltar but at worst they want joint sovereignty over the small piece of land.

You might think it is a reasonable thing to want given that Gibraltar is a small piece of land on the south coast of Spain, a little like if Spain annexed Lands End.

However, if Spain are going to stamp their feet and claim that they should have a piece of land attached to their country given back to them then you’d think the would be in a place where they have the moral high ground. Right? Wrong!

Spain has a piece of land, roughly the same size as Gibraltar on the north coast of Morocco called Ceuta, directly on the other side of the Mediterranean from Gibraltar.

Like Spain, Morocco has demanded that Spain hand back the land they have but have always refused to even enter into discussions about it.

In my book that makes Spain fucking hypocrites!

Gibraltar and Ceuta

But don’t think this is their only piece of land that makes them hypocrites! They also have another piece of land to the east on the Moroccan coast called Melilla. Plus another six elsewhere.

Shouldn’t Spain lead by example and if they are serious about Gibraltar being returned to their control that they should do the same first?

The fact is that the inhabitants of Gibraltar were given a vote to decide if they wanted to remain under British control. They did. It’s been a British enclave since 1713!

I’m not calling for Spain to hand over their enclaves, it isn’t my business. As long as the people residing there are happy to be under Spanish rule, it is Spain’s problem.

They should just stop playing the victim when they are a more of a miscreant!

I have nothing against Spanish people or even Spain’s claim to the land, I just have a problem with their government’s hypocrisy!

Hypocrites and injustice are two of the five things I dislike the most!

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