The tit-for-tat squabbling over queues at the border between Gibraltar and Spain is nothing new, especially for those who cross the frontier on a regular basis.
But it seems the latest long delays – attributed by the Guardia Civil to ‘anti-smuggling’ checks – have proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Urgent discussion of the issue in the House of Commons and the government’s decision to complain directly to Madrid are the clearest indication yet that Britain is running out of patience over the issue.
Surely now is the ideal time to draw a line under the thorny issue of Gibraltar’s sovereignty and for the Spanish government to drop the petulant school bully act and focus on the issues that matter most to those who elected them.
See article Diplomatic spat over border delays in Gibraltar