After the Spanish PM threatened to Veto May’s Brexit plan, the British ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, wrote to concede that Gibraltar would not necessarily be covered by a future trade deal with the EU, according to a recent Guardian article.
“The development give Spain a veto over Gibraltar benefiting from a future trade and security agreement between Brussels and the British government.
The Spanish leader, Pedro Sánchez, reacted immediately, claiming the UK would now have to open talks on “joint sovereignty” of Gibraltar, over which Spain has had a claim since the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco.”
“In these fundamental future negotiations, we’re going to have to talk about joint sovereignty and many other things with the UK.”
“The 27 EU member states are set to publish a further statement in solidarity with Spain at the summit, according to a leaked document seen by the Guardian.”
“After the United Kingdom leaves the union, Gibraltar will not be included in the territorial scope of the agreements to be concluded between the union and the United Kingdom,” the EU will say.
After these revelations from the Guardian, it seems Brexit not only risks another Scottish independence referendum and the drift of Northern Ireland from the Union, Britain is further threatened of losing grip on its unity – with Gibraltar being openly threatened.
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