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Gibraltar has been a British territory for 300 years

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There is nothing like Gibraltar to expose the inner jingoist in MPs of every party

Andy McSmith's Diary: It’s time to stop invoking old treaties and let Gibraltar decide for itself

“Spain does not seem to be aware of the Treaty of Utrecht,” the Labour MP Jim Dobbin claimed, introducing a “debate” on Spain and Gibraltar in the Commons. I put “debate” in quotation marks, because the word implies a contest between different points of view. In the UK, politicians never actually debate Gibraltar: they assert that it is ours and that Spain should leave off. That message was repeated when the Spanish ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Office.

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Spain’s controversial Gibraltar border controls are legal, EU rules

Spain did not violate European Union rules by imposing additional border and customs checks at its crossing point with Gibraltar, despite complaints by Britain that the move was “politically motivated”, the European Commission has ruled.

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Last month I noted that Lord Hanningfield, the former Tory leader of Essex Council, has edged a step further towards being an active member of the House of Lords by tabling a written question, his first since he appeared in court charged with fiddling his expenses in February 2010. This follows the tentative first step he took last month, by saying something during a committee meeting. He still has not contributed anything to any debate in the main House of Lords chamber.

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Spain accused of banning exports to Gibraltar as William Hague meets government of British territory to discuss border row

British Overseas Territory says its neighbour was 'denying export permission' for rock and sand destined for building projects

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Police divers took photos of themselves posing with flags next to artificial reef

British frigate HMS Westminster arrives in Gibraltar ahead of a naval exercise coinciding with a furious diplomatic row with Spain over sovereignty and fishing rights

EU fact-finding mission sent to Gibraltar in bid to ease tensions

Monitors hope to resolve row over border checks as Britain seeks to aid a ‘quick resolution’

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David Cameron asks EU president Jose Manuel Barroso to urgently send monitors to Gibraltar border

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Politicians in Catalonia, in northern Spain, have leapt into the row between the UK and Spain over the future of Gibraltar by accusing the Madrid government of bullying the people of the Rock.

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