Spain threatens to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal over Gibraltar

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Foreign minister demands last-minute changes to withdrawal agreement text

  • Jon Stone
  • Independent

The Spanish government has threatened to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal over the issue of Gibraltar, demanding that last-minute changes be made to the text ahead of a crunch summit.

The country’s foreign minister said Spain would not back the proposals at the European Council unless it received assurances that the agreement would not apply to Gibraltar.

But Downing Street said it would not exempt Gibraltar or any other British territory from the agreement – putting the two governments on a…

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