La Linea Rebels

Signs of Discord
The Spanish border town in front of Gibraltar; La Linea, has finally removed the road signs that made it impossible for drivers to enter the crossing point without committing a traffic infringement.

The Town Hall decided to back down after the Abogado del Estado denounced the Town Council of putting road users at risk (through the confusion caused). The judge decided in favour of the Attorney General (Brit: Queen’s Council) and the Mayor quickly took them down. It didn’t matter; his point had been made and the whole nation was aware of his cause: La Linea had been relegated to oblivion by the Central and Regional Governments and the town urgently needed public investment to improve its infrastructure.

However, this ‘back down’ is temporary and the Mayor fully intends on levying a fee on vehicles entering Gibraltar from La Linea this month – we shall see.

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