12 Aug, 2010 @ 18:11
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Opposition unites against La Linea toll

By Nicola Cowell

BRITISH workers union Unite say they will protest against the mayor’s plans to charge visitors to Gibraltar a toll to pass through his town.

Alejandro Sanchez plans to charge every car five euros to cross the border of La Linea, which would mean an estimated 30million euros for the struggling town.

But Unite have written to local political parties to ask them to support a march from Casemates to the border, which they say will take place on September 23 unless the Mayor officially pulls out by September 15.

And the plans have already hit a snag after public works authority Fomento denied him permission to change traffic flow at the border to make room for toll booths.

Director of Roads in Western Andalucia Miguel Angel Schmolling said the works application, which La Linea council previously made to improve drainage and sewage, has expired and will not be extended.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. The president of Andalucia, José Griñan, has just dismissed this proposal as illegal. He said that La Linea´s problems are down to poor management and Sanchez and the PP should not expect the local citizens to bail them out.


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