Foreign Minister Calls For Calm Over Gibraltar

Foreign Minister Calls For Calm Over Gibraltar

Foreign Minister Calls For Calm Over Gibraltar – Alfonso Dastis reacts to suggestions that Theresa May would go to war over the British semi enclave

Foreign Minister Calls For Calm Over Gibraltar

Alfonso Dastis

Alfonso Dastis has called for calm.

Spain’s Foreign Minister has called for calm over the Gibraltar situation with Brexit.  The former conservative party leader Lord Michael Howard drew parallels with the Falklands, implying that Theresa May would be willing to go to war over Gibraltar.

Britain “Losing Composure”

Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish Foreign Minister, said “Comparing Gibraltar with the Falklands is taking things out of context. It looks like someone in the UK is losing their composure. The Spanish government is a little surprised by the tone of comments coming out of Britain, a country known for its composure.”

The Rock Will Be Protected

Michael Fallon

The Defence Secretary is saying that Gibraltar will be protected

British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has promised that Gibraltar will be ‘protected all the way’ throughout the Brexit talks.  Theresa May has spoken with Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.  She told him that that the UK will ‘never enter into arrangements’ on sovereignty against its will.  Downing Street said she ‘reiterated our long-standing position that the UK remains steadfastly committed to our support for Gibraltar, its people and its economy’.

 

The Falklands Comparison

Lord Michael Howard said during an interview with Sky that “There’s no question that our government will stand by Gibraltar.  Thirty-five years ago this week another woman prime minister sent a task force half way across the world to defend the freedom of another small group of British people against another Spanish speaking country.

Falklands Newspaper

The Sun Newspaper’s front page after British forces moved to retake the Falkland Islands

“And I’m absolutely certain that our current prime minister will show the same resolve in standing by the people of Gibraltar.”

Britain’s leaders were left shocked by leaked draft EU guidelines which effectively would give Spain veto power over Gibraltar’s future in the upcoming Brexit talks.

Written by Dave James

Published: 03.04.2017

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Foreign Minister Calls For Calm Over Gibraltar
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