Theresa May laughs off talk of war over Gibraltar with Spain
- U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May laughed off the suggestion she'd go to war over Gibraltar and said any dispute about the tiny British territory at the southern tip of Spain will be resolved through dialogue.
The issue flared up after Michael Howard, a former leader of May's Conservatives, suggested on Sunday that Britain would fight with Spain to defend the rock. The U.K.'s withdrawal from the European Union raises concerns about the status of Gibraltar and those questions were laid bare on Friday when the EU's negotiating guidelines gave Spain an effective veto over whether any post-Brexit deal would also apply to the territory.
"What we're doing with all European countries in the European Union is sitting down and talking to them," May said. Pressed on whether the policy is "jaw-jaw rather than war-war," she responded that "it's definitely jaw-jaw."(Excerpt) Read more at: bloomberg.com ...
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