Greasy Spanairds trying to Knick our fish!

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  1. I did a search and couldn't Find a thread relating to this.

    So here it is....

    BBC News - Gibraltar and Spain clash in fishing rights dispute

    Spanish fisherman escorted by Spanish Police just off Gibraltar. They wouldn't **** off until the Royal Navy turned up

    'nothing to see here now **** off!'


    Edited: typo
     
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  2. In the article is a reference to the "British" Royal Navy. Is there another navy in the world that does not feel the need to put the countries name in the title? The BBC should know better.
     
  3. Ho ho. As long as the Spaniards keep their hands off the rock apes...
     

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  4. I think it's the BBC trying to sensationalise things. British v Spanish mood in the article.

    Anyway, Spaniards sending an armed escort for fishing should be torpedoed! They are hypocrits considering they have enclaves on Morroccos mainland.
     
  5. No lover of these lefty B'astards..but too 'Flash Flash'..last time I looked "Royal Thai Navy/Royal Netherlands navy"..ok slight difference, but for 'Johnny Foreigner' one may need to be specific...get my drift.. :)
     
  6. There is One ipod losing sub crashing Royal Navy
     
  7. Spanish take obviously is a bit different, I read in the paper that the Guardia Civil reacted only once the Gibraltan Police were taking action against the fishermen. Therefore defensive only.
    The problem is ostentensibly over the type of nets used which the Spanish say are acceptable due to one EU treaty the Gibraltans claim otherwise.

    However the Spanish have a new government which is right wing and with the pig's ear they are making over the economy need to distract attention. This looks good.

    The Minister of the Interior:
    El ministro del Interior, Jorge Fernández Díaz, ha advertido este jueves de que España "no va a aceptar una política de hechos consumados" que suponga una "violación de la soberanía española" en las negociaciones para resolver el conflicto pesquero en aguas de Gibraltar.
    Translation: The Minister of the Interior Jorge Fernandez Diaz warned this thursday that Spain will not accept a policy of fait acomplis that meant a violation of Spanish Sovereignty in the negotiations to resolve the fishing conflict in Gibraltan waters.

    He also said that the Gibraltans had apologised, but that the boats would continue to be protected.

    This incident may die down but this government will surely look for another way to keep the problem in the limelight. Remember I told you first.
     
  8. Ahem.

    The Royal Navy is the most senior navy in the world by virtue of being the oldest. Hence there is a Royal Netherlands Navy, a Royal Thai Navy and even a Royal Norwegian Navy.

    But there's only one Royal Navy.

    This also means that all other ships are obliged to "salute" by dipping their ensign when passing a Royal Navy warship. This only happened to me once when I was sailing in a tiny patrol boat and a massive Soviet merchant ship dipped its ensign. I think they were taking the piss.
     
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  9. Most annoying thing when some bloody yacht dips the ensign at the last minute as usually you don't expect it, and you have to send the BM haring off down the signal deck to return the compliment to avoid the inevitable pissy email from the Admiral who it inevitably was sitting in the Yacht.

    Dicks.
     
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  10. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    well if all our , ok most of our , British fishermen hadn't sold off the quoters and fishing rights to the Spaniards I guess we could feel aggrieved but alas we cant .
     
  11. *tumble weed* ...link ?