Sunday, May 24, 2009

Echoes of the Past

Britain and Spain had a recent clash over Gibraltar, which has been a British possession since the War of the Spanish Succession, ended by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.

ROYAL Navy warships have again clashed with Spanish vessels trying to invade British waters in a tense stand-off, it emerged yesterday.

Spain claims possession of the territorial waters around Gibralatar, and apparently the EU has exacerbated the situation by "moves to hand responsibility for the environment around the Rock to Spain."

It's just bizarre to see an naval confrontation between Britain and Spain in 2009. 

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