My Online Writings - 2004 - '07
VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
Gibraltar & British Rule
Modern Gibraltarians are neither British nor Spanish but are a curious hotch-potch of Italians (mainly from Genoa), Maltese, Portuguese and North Africans brought in by the British to colonise Gibraltar and provide a work force. They have no right to decide the future of a piece of Spanish territory
Quoting: Elizabeth Khan
So who should formulate decisions relating to the contemporary destiny and future destination about the political affairs of Spanish Gibralter then ???
The simple answer of this question is, the Spanish people and no one else.
There is a question of who the people want to be with. This nonsense of antique geographical claims can really bring in all sorts of rubbish demands, claims, and requirements.
And the claims that Spanish citizenship is better than English environment really needs checking. For, there are no historically valid themes to corroborate this contention.
And mind you, it is not actually the power and towering personality of the ruling class that need to be compared, but the comparative permitted, dignified stance of the common man that needs to be taken into account when going for a real comparison of the national character and claim to superiority.
Actually this debate does really lead to a question of why Britain doesn’t think of reasserting its empire. Not one that has geographical dimensions, but with a sort of spiritual dimensions. In times of acute need, this might come to its aid.
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