Spain WILL seek co-sovereignty of Gibraltar following Brexit

Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo claims the 'Spanish flag on the Rock is much closer' following Brexit

LAST UPDATED: 24 Jun, 2016 @ 10:50
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SPAIN will seek co-sovereignty of Gibraltar following Britain’s vote to Leave the EU. 

Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo claims the ‘Spanish flag on the Rock is much closer’ following Brexit.

He said ‘everything is up for grabs’ in the unprecedented vote.

“It’s a complete change of outlook that opens up new possibilities on Gibraltar not seen for a very long time,” he said. “The formula of co-sovereignty – to be clear, the Spanish flag on the Rock – is much closer than before.”

Gibraltarians voted overwhelming in favour of staying in the EU, with around 99% of voters rejecting Brexit.

Spain is now likely to push for Gibraltar to stay out of any general negotiations with the EU.





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2 COMMENTS

  1. To become the 18th autonomous comunity of Spain, with same level of selfgoverning and full access to EU and Spain could be a very good solution for Brexit. More advantageus than now and no any disaventageus. Only change flag and same quality of life. In other way, left EU can be very bad for economy and comunication with Spain.

  2. This is news? When did Spain stop seeking sovereignty over Gibraltar? Margallo mate, it aint going to happen. And besides, you and the rest of the PP are going to be out on your arses in about 72hrs…

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