- Title Pages
- One Introduction
- Two Gibraltar Incommunicado
- Three The Lisbon Agreement
- Four Spain's Approaches to NATO
- Five ‘Different and Distant’? the Falklands/Malvinas Dispute
- Six Spain Joins NATO
- Seven The Border Remains Closed
- Eight Felipe Opens the Gates
- Nine Towards the Brussels Declaration
- Ten The Border is Fully Opened: Negotiations Get Under Way
- Eleven Osmosis Begins
- Twelve Sovereignty and Sovereigns
- Thirteen Into Felipe's Second Term: Guards and Gates
- Fourteen The Battle over the Airport
- Fifteen Gibraltarians Vote to Resist
- Sixteen First Visits by First Ladies
- Seventeen The Bossano Strategy
- Eighteen Spain's Role in Death on the Rock
- Nineteen A European Hong Kong?
- Twenty Tackling Money-Laundering and Smuggling
- Twenty-One Felipe Visits London
- Twenty-Two Four More Years for Joe Bossano
- Twenty-Three The External Frontier Issue Remains Unresolved
- Twenty-Four Conclusion
- Appendix 1 The Treaty of Utrecht (2–13 July 1713)
- Appendix 2 The Lisbon Agreement (10 April 1980)
- Appendix 3 The Brussels Declaration (27 November 1984)
- Appendix 4 The Government of Gibraltar
- (p.206) Twenty-Four Conclusion
- A Stone in Spain's Shoe
- Liverpool University Press
This concluding chapter summarizes the main themes covered in the preceding chapters. It addresses the following question: how serious has Britain been in the negotiations since the signing of the Lisbon Agreement in 1980 about securing a lasting solution to the question of the sovereignty of Gibraltar? It concludes that in the short–term, it appears unlikely that Spain will be able to remove the stone of Gibraltar from its shoe, and it will continue to chafe whenever the Spanish Government has occasion to notice it. For its part, the British Government seems to be in no hurry to assist with its removal.
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