The more Spain ramps-up measures to blockade Gibraltar, the more you can be sure that the crippled Spanish economy is closer to another existential crisis. The play-acting and sabre-rattling by the desperate Spanish government is just empty puff and display behaviour. You have to remember that this is a nation whose national sport is goading a large, powerful animal and then running away.
Meanwhile I shall indulge my favourite Spanish treat for a Sunday afternoon in the garden; a well-chilled 50cl bottle of La Gitana. Not only should we keep Gibraltar, but if we bail-out this stricken little country again, we should certainly make a bid for Sanlucar de Barrameda.