• Short Summary

    A CONFERENCE ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL FUTURE OF GIBRALTAR OPENED ON THE ROCK YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), AND THERE WAS AN IMMEDIATE CLASH BETWEEN THE PRESIDING BRITISH MINISTER AND SIR JOSHUA HASSAN, GIBRALTAR'S CHIEF MINISTER.

  • Description

    A CONFERENCE ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL FUTURE OF GIBRALTAR OPENED ON THE ROCK YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), AND THERE WAS AN IMMEDIATE CLASH BETWEEN THE PRESIDING BRITISH MINISTER AND SIR JOSHUA HASSAN, GIBRALTAR'S CHIEF MINISTER.

    THE OPENINGS SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE WAS CHAIRED BY LORD SHEPHERD, THE BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE AT THE COMMONWEALTH OFFICE. HE SAID IN HIS SPEECH THAT BRITAIN DID NOT ENV!SAGE ANY CHANGE IN THE INTERNATIONAL STATUS OF GIBRALTAR, AND ADDED THAT ANY NEW CONSTITUTION MUST NOT WORSEN BRITAIN'S RELATIONS WITH SPAIN. HE SAID THERE WOULD STILL HAVE TO BE AN EFFECTIVE BRITISH PRESENCE IN THE RUNNING OF DAY-TO-DAY AFFAIRS ON THE ROCK.

    SIR JOSHUA REPLIED THAT GIBRALTAR HAD HELD OUT THE HAND OF FRIENDSHIP TO SPAIN, BUT HAD HAD TO FACE MOUNTING RESTRICTIONS. HE SAID IT WAS UNPALATABLE AT THAT CRUCIAL STAGE TO BE TOLD THAT A NEW CONSTITUTION MUST NOT DAMAGE ANGLO-SPANISH RELATIONS, WHEN IT WAS GIBRALTAR THAT HAD BEEN, AS HE PUT IT, AT THE RECEIVING END ALL THE TIME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SN9HBV6MAGX3LQW3VYIOK0ZO
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SN9HBV6MAGX3LQW3VYIOK0ZO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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