Gibraltar is more British than any place in Britain. Displays of patriotism that went out of fashion decades ago on the mainland are common on this strip of land. Gibraltarians emphatically do not want to part with Britain.
In 2002, the people of Gibraltar held a referendum on whether they should remain British or have Britain and Spain share sovereignty over the peninsula. Voter turnout: 87.9 percent. Result: 98.5 percent voted to remain solely British.