GOVERNOR of Gibraltar Sir James Dutton has quit after failing to tackle Spanish aggression over the rock.
Sir James ended his term in office less than two years after taking the job.
The decorated former soldier will step down with a replacement needing to be instated by the Foreign Office by September.
Sir James said he was frustrated in his role and felt he had been ‘sold a duff’.
Border tensions and water incursions between the Spanish and Gibraltarian authorities are being cited as the former lieutenant’s reasons for departure.
Britain and Spain have been embroiled in a centuries-old row over the sovereignty of the Rock.
Someone should have told him to read some back-issues of the Olive Press about those nasty Spanish people.
All those medals too….
He knew very well what he was getting into. Problem was he wanted to get stuck in to the Spanish and the FCO are into appeasement.
I think his main problem has been dealing with “llanito Power” symbolized be the Emperor of Gibraltar, Mr. Picardo.
I think his main problem has been dealing with “llanito Power” symbolized by the Emperor of Gibraltar, Mr. Picardo.
He got on well with Picardo. They had the same aims, unfortunately the Foreign Office didn’t. As he said, he found his role was just ceremonial.
His correct rank is lieutenant General not as stated in the article.
@Bowen well spotted. Big difference between a Lieutenant and a Lieutenant General me thinks. lol