Once upon a time we were told we have all the bargaining chips. Now the chips are down and our representatives are giving away everything – including their credibility:
Goodness me “strong and stable” has only gone and sold The Rock! #Brexit
— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) November 24, 2018
Brexit! See how much control we've taken back... pic.twitter.com/eBsoPQ3AoI
— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) November 24, 2018
The devil’s in the detail so here’s what has happened, according to The Observer:
“The British ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, wrote to concede that Gibraltar would not necessarily be covered by a future trade deal with the EU.
"The development gives Spain a veto over Gibraltar benefiting from a future trade and security agreement between Brussels and the British government.
“The Spanish leader, Pedro Sánchez, reacted immediately, claiming the UK would now have to open talks on “joint sovereignty” of Gibraltar, over which Spain has had a claim since the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco.”
Joint sovereignty over Gibraltar with Spain? Who voted for that because we know Gibraltar never did!'
Read more: May gives away sovereignty over Gibraltar – Brexit bargaining or bargain-basement Black Friday barminess?