Monday, 23 November 2009
Diplomatic incident in Gibraltar causes fury in Spain
The recent diplomatic incident caused by a Royal Navy ship target practicing against a buoy painted in the Spanish flag colours near Gibraltar had the British ambassador to Madrid apologizing and ordering a 'full investigation'. The incident caused fury in Spain, according to The Gibraltar Chronicle. The Spanish press reported on the incident, with the local paper, EuropaSur, offering a two-page spread in its Sunday edtion. This morning, EuropaSur headlined its front page with 'UK requests Guardia Civil not to enter "Gibraltar waters"'. The sub headline warns "These incursions are a violation of British sovereignty," which will undoubtedly infuriateSpain even further. JimenaPulse and CampoPulse will be publishing an editorial on the subject soon.