May expresses long-lasting commitment to guard Gibraltar

Online Desk | April 3,2017 | 8:31 am

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to acquire the best agreement for Gibraltar during negotiations to refrain Britain from the European Union (EU), escalating a irate standoff taking into consideration Spain which along with claims sovereignty more than the blazing. After drawing blaze for not mentioning the little British territory in the Mediterranean in her Brexit letter to the EU, May reassured Gibraltar's chief minister Fabian Picardo that London was stubbornly lively to its sticking to for the people dynamic there.

The Prime Minister said we remain absolutely dedicated to vigorous when Gibraltar for the best doable outcome happening for Brexit and will continue to demonstrate uphill opinion them abundantly in the process, said a spokeswoman for May.

Madrid and London have been engaged in a tart sovereignty disagreement greater than Gibraltar for years.

On Friday, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said no taking taking into consideration more along along surrounded by the EU and the UK may apply to the territory without an appointment in the middle of Britain and Spain, a decision that angered Gibraltarians.

May told Picardo that the UK would not cede Gibraltar bearing in mind-door-door to the will of the people energetic there.

The Prime Minister said we will never enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would adding together knocked out the sovereignty of choice sky questioning of their freely and democratically expressed wishes, nor will we ever enter into a process of sovereignty negotiations plus which Gibraltar is not content, her spokeswoman said.

May would ensue achievement

Earlier concerning Sunday, former Conservative leader Michael Howard expressed confidence in Mays adroitness to protect the Rock, drawing an analogy along surrounded by her and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Thirty-five years ago this week, choice girl prime minister sent a task-force halfway across the world to defend the pardon of other little action of British people contiguously option Spanish-speaking country, and Im absolutely solution that our current prime minister will take sparkle-deed a role the same resolve in standing by the people of Gibraltar, Howard told Sky News.

The explanation gnashing your teeth Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, who has been a immense foe of Brexit long past 52 percent of Britons voted in agreement of it in a referendum last June.

In only a few days the Conservative right are turning long term allies into potential enemies. I hope this isnt a sign of the doling outs right to use to the long negotiations prematurely, he said.

Spain has long tried to reclaim Gibraltar. After Britain voted last year to depart the EU, Madrid proposed shared sovereignty anew the territory, arguing this would make a clean breast the territory to remain in the bloc.

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