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THREAD: Spain may have got its way on the #Gibraltar ‘colony’ footnote but it’s worth noting a few points to cut through the ridiculous grandstanding of Spanish MEPs and media over this so-called "victory".
Gibraltar is a British overseas territory. It is on the UN list of non-self-governing territories ONLY because of outdated criteria. Twice a year, UK + Gibraltar remind UN that they enjoy a modern, non-colonial constitutional relationship based on partnership + shared goals.
The footnote has no legal effect. Gibraltar hasn’t suddenly become ‘a colony’ because of a mention in an EU document. In pushing for this, Spain has alienated + annoyed many EU partners by politicising an otherwise uncontentious regulation that sought to protect citizens.
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@MichelBarnier, addressing a Spanish audience, cuts to the chase: withdrawal agreement is the best possible for citizens and budget but also for aviation and fisheries.
The UK has grossly underestimated the consequences of #Brexit, says Barnier. It will need to build up a whole new administration in very little time.
#GibraltarWatch: Barnier, in Madrid: “There is a protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement saying what will happen with #Gibraltar.” Now, moving on to the more important question of Ireland...
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Hablemos algo de #Gibraltar, que está de moda. Vamos a llamarlo: "La izquierda más tonta de Occidente". HILO ⬇️
En primer lugar decir que los mismos que se rompen la camisa por los estragos del juego electrónico en los barrios obreros de #losdeabajo olvidan que son de empresas que están en Gibraltar, por lo que sería facha mencionarlo o proponer medidas en contra.
Poca broma con esto, en Gibraltar hay 30 empresas que controlan el SESENTA POR CIENTO del mercado del juego electrónico MUNDIAL (via @CorazonRural )
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1.@Arron_banks spent Banks spent £8m+ on Brexit. which is indeed very strange since he had real financial difficulties in 2014.
@Arron_Banks, you meeting #Russians in 2015 was really lucrative?

@Arron_banks #Brexit #Russia #Trump #CambridgeAnalytica

thetimes.co.uk/article/brexit…
2.@Arron_banks also holds a lot of cash in #Lesotho Holdings, and used that cash to pay local politicians he advised

#Lesotho laughably denies the bribery

@Arron_banks #Brexit #Russia #Trump #CambridgeAnalytica

maserumetro.com/news/banks-den…
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