Spain votes down Brexit proposal over Gibraltar dispute

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Spain votes down Brexit deal over Gibraltar dispute


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Once again Brexit has come undone over the UK’s occupation of regions within other countries.

For much of the past two years the focus has been on the UK occupation of Northern Ireland, but today it was Spain who threw a spanner in the works of Brexit.

The UK occupies a small portion of Southern Spain called Gibraltar, which the Spanish do not accept as part of the UK and the UK do not accept as part of Spain.

In an escalation on recent tensions Spain today announced that it would not agree to the draft Brexit deal without favourable clarity over Gibraltar.

65% of the EU states have to vote in favour of the deal, with larger countries such as Spain carrying a higher percentage of votes, divided by population.

Northern Irish DUP have stated their intent to down vote the deal as well as the majority of the UK Labour Party and a minority of the Conservative party, making a Brexit deal seem less and less likely each day.

The UK currently has on going border disputed over occupied territories with: Spain, Ireland, Argentina, Cyprus/Greece/Turkey and a long list of island states.

The UK will be expected to resolve all issues that lie within EU borders before leaving the EU. This includes Spain, Ireland and Cyprus.


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Layla El Khalifa
BA in Photojournalism and Masters in Communication Journalism

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