King of Spain postpones visit to UK

King Felipe of Spain and his wife scheduled official visit to the UK in June has been postponed for a month to avoid clashing with an early election called by British Prime Minister Theresa May, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. After May announced the surprise election for June 8, the Palace said Queen Elizabeth and…

Brexit: Gibraltar non-negotiable

Downing Street said May reiterated that Britain “remains steadfastly committed” to its support for Gibraltar, its people and its economy, in a call with the territory’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo. BBC News – Gibraltar 'not a bargaining chip' in Brexit talks https://t.co/fr6K0GZuiu — Ban Baked Beans (@LondonCarrot) April 3, 2017 “The Prime Minister said we…

UK “rock-like” support to Gibraltar

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson confirmed the UK would remain “implacable and rock-like” in its support for Gibraltar after the European Union offered Spain a right of veto over the territory’s future relationship with the EU27.   Good to speak to #Gibraltar Chief Minister @FabianPicardo. As ever, the UK remains implacable & rock-like in our…

Spain on Brexit: 4 freedoms ravelled

“Other formulas will have to be sought to gain access to the internal market, but the four freedoms must be guaranteed’ – said Alfonso Dastis, Spanish Minister of foreign affairs in an extensive interview to  El Pais newspaper, commenting on influence of #Brexit on the #EU27, and reflecting on a new arrangement with the UK. The…