[Edling] Madrid closes Gibraltar language school as 'only apes don’t speak Spanish'

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Mon Feb 16 08:46:54 UTC 2015


The Telegraph



Madrid closes Gibraltar language school as 'only apes don’t speak Spanish'

Spain is to close its Cervantes Institute culture centre in Gibraltar in a new sign of heightened tension between Madrid and the authorities on the Rock.

Announcing the decision in parliament, the Spanish foreign minister pointed out that the main function of the Cervantes Institute global network was to teach the Spanish language.

“And in Gibraltar, everyone speaks it except for the apes”, José Manuel García-Margallo quipped, referring to Barbary macaques on the Rock, which are Europe's only wild population of monkeys. It is now thought there are more than 200 of the animals.



Full story:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/11409166/Madrid-closes-Gibraltar-language-school-as-only-apes-dont-speak-Spanish.html
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