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Nothing to peck

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IT’S best to be cautious when referring to Gibraltar because someone somewhere will always be offended, if not downright outraged.

But it’s worth mentioning that Brussels has agreed to a Spanish veto on any agreements that involve Gibraltar during Brexit negotiations.

Coming while Spain was making Gibraltar noises in the undergrowth, the announcement left both London and Government House hopping mad. What did the Brexiters expect?

Brussels went easy on the UK-Gibraltar situation owing to Britain’s position in the EU pecking order.

Our sceptred isle never did appreciate or make the most of that position but will soon discover what life’s like as a bottom feeder.

Not boxing clever

MARIANO RAJOY is inflexible regarding Cataluña’s planned independence referendum which he is fighting on several fronts.

Each time he focuses on the purely legal aspects of an issue that requires a modicum of warmth.

In his latest display of strength Spain’s president announced that any firm making ballot boxes for the outlawed referendum will be prosecuted.

“I can’t see the problem, we live in a democracy,” an undeterred manufacturer said.

Rajoy believes he upholds democracy in his opposition to the referendum but does not know how to woo those whom he opposes.........

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