UK Thumps Its Chest

Looks like Right leaning governments all have the same agenda…..threatening other countries…..in the US Trump has been threatening North Korea and Iran among others since we elected DJ……and now the UK with May at the helm is threatening Spain….

The triggering of Brexit was expected to lead to some robust exchanges between Britain and other EU members—but not many people expected open talk of war within days. The BBC reports that on Sunday, former Conservative Party leader Michael Howard warned that if it has to, Britain will defend its Gibraltar territory from Spain the same way it defended the Falklands Islands 35 years ago. In 1982, “another woman prime minister sent a task force halfway across the world to defend the freedom of another small group of British people against another Spanish-speaking country” and Theresa May “will show the same resolve in standing by the people,” Howard said.

Howard’s remarks followed the EU’s release of Brexit negotiating guidelines stating that Spain would have to sign off on any decisions affecting Gibraltar, a 2.6-square-mile territory on its south coast. “Someone in the UK is losing their cool and there’s no need for it,” said Spain’s foreign minister, Alfonso Dastis. “The Spanish government is a little surprised by the tone of comments coming out of Britain, a country known for its composure,” he added, per the Guardian. Opposition UK lawmakers called talk of war “ludicrous,” while May promised that Britain would stand by the territory. Some 99% of Gibraltarians rejected sharing sovereignty with Spain in a 2002 referendum—and last year, 96% of them voted against Brexit.

What is it about these macho spouting turds and the Right leaning governments?

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8 thoughts on “UK Thumps Its Chest

  1. Gibraltar, you can have it! Perhaps the Spanish can improve on it…no accounting for taste….awful place 🙂
    Oh,I forgot it is the strategic gateway to the Med…silly me…

  2. Why the spouting? Ha. Probably because they stuck their heads up their asses in their halcyon youth, & don’t have the wit to figure out the lack of oxygen affects their judgment…

    Ya think?

    gigoid, the dubious

  3. The people of Gibraltar seem to want to have their cake and eat it. They don’t want to be part of Spain, but they don’t want the UK to leave the EU either. All those cheap workers that cross the border every day, then go home again at night perhaps?
    When they spout about the Falklands, they like to forget the real reason that Argentina invaded. The Thatcher government was about to remove the British Nationality of Falkland Islanders, and change many rules concerning their rights. No doubt the Argentine government saw this as Britain washing their hands of an expensive outpost of Empire, and didn’t expect us to retaliate.
    I suspect that there is a feeling that Spain might make a similar assumption, and try to assimilate Gibraltar, after the people there voted to remain in the EU.
    For my part, they can all have these vestiges of a forgotten Empire, wherever they are.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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