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Offline Jolly Roger

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Brexit repercussions in Gibralter
« on: Saturday, 01 April, 2017 @ 08:33:08 »
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Spain is to be given an effective veto over the future of Gibraltar as part of the Brexit plans.

The idea has prompted anger among some British critics.

Under draft guidelines drawn up by EU leaders, it states that the Brexit deal will not apply to Gibraltar, without an “agreement between the Kingdom of Spain and the UK”, reports the Telegraph.

British officials argue that it should not be included in any joint agreement between the UK and the 27 other EU nations, as it is a bilateral issue between Madrid and London.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/anger-as-spain-and-eu-accused-of-using-brexit-to-take-back-gibraltar-144505790.html

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Re: Brexit repercussions in Gibralter
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 01 April, 2017 @ 12:53:04 »
Hmm, Brexit won't be plain sailing... if the EU gets its way.

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Re: Brexit repercussions in Gibralter
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 01 April, 2017 @ 20:50:25 »
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Spain is to be given an effective veto over the future of Gibraltar as part of the Brexit plans.

The idea has prompted anger among some British critics.

Under draft guidelines drawn up by EU leaders, it states that the Brexit deal will not apply to Gibraltar, without an “agreement between the Kingdom of Spain and the UK”, reports the Telegraph.

British officials argue that it should not be included in any joint agreement between the UK and the 27 other EU nations, as it is a bilateral issue between Madrid and London.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/anger-as-spain-and-eu-accused-of-using-brexit-to-take-back-gibraltar-144505790.html

Heard this on the radio this morning.  Looking at the text above it looks like the EU and the UK are in - horror - complete agreement!

Tony