Concerns have been voiced by United States Senators that Gibraltar is almost "under siege" again and Spain should be made to account for its actions, a select group of the U.S. international affairs department has said.
A U. K. minister has also said that residents of Gibraltar were concerned that Britain was not doing enough to defend them from wanton and pernicious Spanish harassment. The past 6 months have seen the highest ever number of mocking, taunting incidents by Spanish ships who wander in and out of Gibraltar's waters at will with the crews baring their behinds and howling at the moon in a bizarre Hispanic ritual.
Ahead of a major debate in the House of Lords on Monday, the Minister has written to William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, to call for him to press the European Commission to take further action. The Commission visited Gibraltar over the summer, to inspect the border after weeks of particularly long queues at the frontier, but the Border Authorities radically and in a cowardly manner altered their abnormal behaviour for the duration of the inspection.