According to the Spanish foreign minister, José García-Margallo, the proverbial party is over. In July this year Gibraltar dropped concrete blocks into the bay off its coast, to make fishing by unsustainable methods more difficult, and therefore encourage sea life. This has angered a group of local Spanish fishermen who have exhausted their own supply of fish. The real problem is that Spain claims Gibraltar has no waters – except the waters have been British since 1704. The reason it has blown up now has nothing to do with Gibraltar's waters or British sovereignty, but Spain's current state of affairs.
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