This from today's Guardian online (15.10.2012):
David Lidington, the Europe minister, has said that the decision by the Spanish to impose checks leading to delays of up to six hours at the Spain/Gibraltar borde was “unacceptable”. He was answering an urgent question on the matter in the Commons.
This current disruption comes at a time when tensions between Gibraltar and Spain have increased because of a dispute over Spanish fishing rights in British Gibraltar territorial waters. The view of many in Gibraltar is that the delays are an attempt to increase pressure on Gibraltar to resolve that fishing dispute. The Government’s position is that these delays are unacceptable and have no place at a border between EU partners.
I am sure we will all be keeping an eye out for more information but it will be worth checking before you go.
Our rcomendation is often to leave the car in La Linea and walk across and this looks to be the best idea at the momentEdited: 12:50 pm, October 15, 2012