Everything You Wanted To Know About Gibraltar (But Were Afraid To Ask)
This stuff is getting important now, so you ought to know this. The history of the disputed rock. Featuring cute monkeys.
So people are talking a lot about Gibraltar.
Wait, it's Spanish?!
The problem is that the history doesn't really back Rajoy up.
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.
This guy had something to say about that.
I keep hearing about a ship being sent there.
And there's some stuff about cars?
Spain's threatening to instigate a €50 crossing tax, and has increased border checks.
So why do I care about all this?
And cute monkeys.
Gibraltar is home to the world's only thriving group of Barbary macaques. There are 300 of them living there, and legend goes that as long as they exist on the island, Britain will have rule over Gibraltar.