Hairyloon wrote:atticus wrote:Ah, the Treaty of Utrecht, ending the War of the Spanish Succession.
Is it not the relevant treaty? Has it been superseded by another?I see that Britain also got valuable slave trading rights out of it. Perhaps Spain would take those back instead.
Clearly some elements are outdated and obsolete, does that void the whole of the thing? If so, then on what basis do we hold Gibraltar?
miner wrote:300 years of ownership, and as a British Crown Territory having 30,000 inhabitants of whom 96% voted a year or two back to remain "British".
atticus wrote:What was the percentage of residents of Gib who voted for Brexit?
The Catholic King does hereby, for himself, his heirs and successors, yield to the Crown of Great Britain the full and entire propriety of the town and castle of Gibraltar, together with the port, fortifications, and forts thereunto belonging; and he gives up the said propriety to be held and enjoyed absolutely with all manner of right for ever, without any exception or impediment whatsoever.
Clearly some elements are outdated and obsolete, does that void the whole of the thing?
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