Mudcat Café message #821834 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53405   Message #821834
Posted By: CraigS
08-Nov-02 - 06:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: British Rule.The vote
Subject: RE: BS: British Rule.The vote
I would remind the Spanish that the English fought a war, which WE are told THEY started (although it may be open to dispute), in which the Spanish lost Gibraltar and almost every offshore island they had. The English gave all those popular holiday destinations back to Spain and only kept Gibraltar. If I were Tony Blair I'd ask for Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza to be returned to British rule on the grounds that the Brits outnumber the Spaniards there.

Seriously, though, nationalism and tribalism are the greatest problems in the world today. They cannot be abolished without one faction wanting to argue the toss as to who will have the biggest say in government.

As for the Malvenas, I would not entertain any claims unless Argentina cedes sovereignity to Spain and makes reparations to the descendants of all displaced aboriginal peoples.