A SPANISH political group has said it ‘hopes the UK returns’ even if it leaves the EU on Halloween.
Pan-European party Volt, issued its message of unity to Britain during an anti-Brexit protest in La Linea attended by thousands on Saturday.
The mass demonstration saw British expats stand shoulder to shoulder with Spaniards, as they expressed anger over the situation regarding workers’ rights post-Brexit.
Volt’s Spanish board member Ana Rosada, who had been on the huge march near the Spain-Gibraltar border, spoke to the Olive Press.
She said: “The old conflicts that were pacified by the EU are going to resurface.
“Volt are supporting the people of Gibraltar who are going to be isolated.
“We think Boris Johnson’s deal is a terrible deal and hope for a second referendum.
“But even if the UK does leave the EU on October 31, we hope it returns.
“There are a lot of British people living in Spain, it is a big deal for them.
“Also, this is 2019 and it makes no sense for us to be divided.”
Volt Europa has a seat in the European Parliament and campaigns to ‘ensure equal opportunities and improve the living conditions of all’.
The party’s message came amid a backdrop of political chaos and protests in London on Saturday, as MPs prepared to vote on a UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.
The PM suffered a huge blow however, as the House of Commons passed the ‘Letwin amendment’, which delays the vote on the deal.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “The prime minister must now comply with the law. He can no longer use the threat of a no-deal crash-out to blackmail MPs to support his sellout deal.”
The UK and Gibraltar are still set to leave the EU on October 31.
Johnson was forced to ask the EU for an extension to delay Brexit and has said that today MPs must be given another chance, with ‘a straight up-and-down vote’ on his deal.