Jul 30 - UKIP Gibraltar Call for ‘Adequate Naval Defences’ for Gibraltar
UKIP Gibraltar has deplored the recent spate of intense frontier queues. In a statement to the press the party noted, ‘we condemn in the strongest fashion this ridiculous over reaction to Gibraltar exercising her rights within British Gibraltar Territorial waters to protect and regenerate the local maritime environment.
To disrupt border crossings to the point that 10,000 cars were forced to queue for a dangerously absurd length of time makes the Spanish governments contempt for the people of Gibraltar blindingly clear to the world. In trying to deflect from the serious economic and social problems arising Spain, including the almost 30% unemployment rate caused largely by austerity measures imposed by the European Union, the Spanish government are bullying they're much smaller and tremendously more prosperous neighbour. This is the politics of envy.
Given that in the past few weeks alone a British Citizen has been shot at by Spanish Paramilitaries the Guardia Civil and on Sunday the Policia Nacional severely assaulted another British Citizen it's time the British Government stopped using phone calls and letters as their only deterrent to Spanish aggression. We call upon the UK Government to fulfill its constitutional duty to defend the sovereignty of Gibraltar and protect the rights and freedoms of Gibraltartarians.
The UK government must provide adequate Naval defences to Gibraltar to prevent further harassment until such time as Spain is mature enough to accept Gibraltar’s right to self determination and ends it's policy of harassment.’