30th May 2013.
I thank Mr Matthews and SDGG for the letter sent to the Chairman of the Committee of 24.
It would appear that we have nil friends at United Nations Plaza, or put in another way our dignity as a people precludes us from resorting to acts of bribery.
As most readers will recall previous Chief Ministers have invited the Committee to send a fact finding delegation to Gibraltar to see for themselves the reality of things, but, although the UK has supported this - mostly with tongue in cheek - no action has ever been forthcoming from the UN.
And even though Gibraltar is in favour of such a visit as is the Administering Power, since Gibraltar is still listed as a British Colony, the claimant raises objections to this and it is them of all the parties concerned who have to be in agreement with the sending of the delegation here. Yet though they constantly talk of the principle of territorial integrity are adverse to such a visit taking place. Thus our only option then left open to us is to advocate that we wish to remain a colony.