BREXIT SPAIN GIBRALTAR – Spain will veto BREXIT Deal over Gibraltar

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Spain will vote against the European Union’s draft Brexit agreement if the included text on the disputed British territory of Gibraltar is not changed, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said.

“As of today, I am sorry to say that the pro-European government of Spain will vote no to the agreement on Brexit if there is no change,” Sanchez said during an Economist conference in Madrid.

A small peninsula on Spain’s southern coast and a British territory since 1713, Gibraltar is a major point of contention in Anglo-Spanish relations, as Spain has long claimed sovereignty over it.

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said on Monday that Madrid wanted the deal on Britain’s exit to clarify that talks on future ties between London and the bloc will not apply to Gibraltar.

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