Queen Sofia, the wife of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, has cancelled her visit to the UK this Friday over what I like to call “Gibraltar-gate”.
All the anger about the sovereignty of The Rock is surely taking time and efforts away from dealing with the highest unemployment in Europe and probably the worst banking system in the developed world.
Also, how rude to cancel a dinner invitation from the Queen as she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee. To be invited to this once-in-a-lifetime event is an honour in itself so to cancel, or refuse is despicable.
The Spanish are happy enough to have millions of British tourists spending money there every year. They are happy enough to have millions of British expats living in Spain but they are not happy that the people of Gibraltar want nothing to do with them.
Excuse me Spain, may I once again remind you about Ceuta and Melilla – Spanish territories on foreign soil – are you prepared to just hand them over? No, I didn’t think so.
For the last time – the Gibraltarians have told you quite clearly that they are British and do not agree to Spanish rule. The fact that you cancelled your invitation because you’re upset about a member of the British royal family visiting a British territory to mark the British Queen’s Jubilee is pathetic. You should be ashamed of yourself but you and your elephant-killing husband quite clearly have no shame.
I thought royalty was supposed to be above politics. Obviously not.