GIBRALTAR’S chief minister Fabian Picardo has said post-Brexit his government will never accept “anything that dilutes British sovereignty, jurisdiction or control over Gibraltar”.
The head of Gibraltar’s government sent a warning to his Spanish neighbours amid Brexit negotiations. The 27 European member states have stated that any post-Brexit agreement over Gibraltar needs the approval of the Spanish government. Mr Picardo said: “We are tough and won’t give an inch, we are the hawks and we will not allow them to get anything past us.”
He added: “We are here to fight and defend our Gibraltar and remember the Hawks are in Government now.”Mr Picardo has so far been involved in the first two rounds of the Brexit talks.
One factor of the talks focuses on the future relationship between Gibraltar and the EU.
Gibraltar is now part of the Brexit talks because it is included in the British delegation.
Gibraltar’s chief minister, Fabian Picardo, is asking people to ignore Spain’s claims of sovereignty over Gibraltar.
He has also asked residents of the territory to “trust the Government of Gibraltar to deliver”.
The Chief Minister added: “We’re also in the thick of the negotiations before the end of the year on Brexit, and as I said on National Day, this is an area where the Government of Gibraltar, led by me, will give not an inch.
“You’re reading stuff in Spanish newspapers, in some European papers, which is inspired by Spanish newspapers, which puts in the Spanish version of events, the Spanish claims, what they want.