MEP gets torrent of abuse over Gibraltar
A South West Conservative MEP has received a barrage of online abuse after defending Gibraltar against mounting Spanish aggression.
Julie Girling, who represents the Rock of Gibraltar as well as Devon and Cornwall in the European Parliament, has been branded a "Nazi" and "too ugly to visit Spain" after speaking out against huge delays at the border.
Mrs Girling had urged British holidaymakers to boycott Spanish resorts amid the diplomatic row over the UK territory. Madrid has stepped up border controls and threat-ened £43 crossing charges after a row over an artificial reef.
But critics say the Spanish government is "sabre-rattling" to distract voters from the country's economic woes.
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A defiant Mrs Girling says she will "not be bullied" after being sent a stream of abuse by online "trolls" via e-mail and Twitter.
She said: "Their abuse shows they have no argument as they can only resort to the lowest form of language.
"The people of Gibraltar need our support. They will not be bullied by the Spanish Government or by a minority of the Spanish people. Neither will I."