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|Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:44 am Post subject: BLAIR SIGNED DEAL TO HAND OVER GIBRALTER, JAIL HIM NOW
|Blair signed 'secret deal' to hand over Gibraltar to Spain and end UK's 300-year controlBy Tim Shipman
Last updated at 8:29 AM on 24th January 2012
Tony Blair agreed to a secret deal to hand joint sovereignty of Gibraltar to Spain, according to explosive claims by a former Labour cabinet minister.
Peter Hain reveals in his memoirs that he struck the deal with the Spanish government in 2002 to end the UK's 300-year control of the vital strategic outpost.
He makes clear that he and Mr Blair were both prepared to ride roughshod over the objections of the people of Gibraltar in order to get their way, describing Mr Blair's attitude to the inhabitants as 'contemptuous'.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair (left) was prepared to ride roughshod over the objections of the people of Gibraltar in order to get his way, Peter Hain (right) has revealed
Deal: Gibraltar has been a British overseas territory since 1704
The former Europe Minister revealed Mr Blair sanctioned the deal because he wanted to win the backing of the Spanish government – then led by Jose Maria Aznar – to help Britain take on France and Germany in EU negotiations.
The agreement was only shelved when what he called 'hardliners' in the Spanish government – who wanted only full sovereignty – objected.
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In Outside In, published yesterday, Mr Hain says he joined forces with then Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to make private overtures to Spain during 2001.
Mr Hain and his Spanish counterparts looked at an 'Andorra solution' which would have seen co-sovereignty between the UK and Spain.
In February 2002, Mr Hain says he was given the green light by Mr Blair to proceed.
He quotes Mr Blair as saying: 'It is really important to get a better future for Gibraltar, to secure a better relationship with Spain and to remove it as an obstruction to our relations within Europe.'
But Gibraltar's first minister Peter Caruana told Mr Hain: 'There is no prospect of me agreeing with such an approach.'
Mr Hain accused Gibraltarian leaders of being 'stuck in the past'.
The deal unravelled with Spain's 'conservative, nationalist government getting cold feet at the last moment', he says. Mr Blair then urged him to 'park' the agreement.
Gibraltar then held a referendum in which 98.48 per cent voted No to a deal with Spain.
Labour's willingness to sell out the people of Gibraltar stands in contrast to the firm line taken by the Coalition. David Cameron has repeatedly said Gibraltar should stay British.
A spokesman for Mr Blair said: 'Tony Blair has never said or thought Gibraltar should be “run by Spain”. Nor was he “contemptuous” of it.'
BLAIR, BROWN and probably a host of others should be tried for treason. They set out a deliberate socialist policy to destroy the UK. Signed over sovereign powers to the EU, sold off all the UK's gold, deliberately bankrupted her, allowed massive tsunami like immigration, introduced cancerous legislation - Human Rights Act etc, and now revealed that he would hand over British territory to Spain...what waits for the Falkland Islands? If a company/business was run in the same manner that these traitors ran the Country, then they would be stripped of ever being allowed to run a business again. Surely it is time for the politcians to be answerable immediately, and not wait for 5 years of destruction and havoc!!!
BLIAR and his croneys have treated the British Taxpayer as Filth - to be ignored!!!
Oh hold on the isnt the CONLIB doing the same thing to the tax payer?