GIBRALTAR will remain a British territory even after Brexit and any talks of a joint sovereignty over it is “as dead as a dodo”, Gibraltar’s Chief Minister said.
Fabian Picardo, Gibraltar’s head, issued a stark warning against Spain, rejecting as "nonsense" the possibility of holding talks of power-sharing. In a televised New Year’s address to his fellow Gibraltarians, Mr Picardo said Gibraltar is approaching talks with Brussels regarding its future relationship with the EU together with “the UK family” and dismissed the idea of Madrid sharing with Britain Gibraltar's sovereignty. He said: “I want to be crystal clear again on one thing, no one should interpret our massive vote in favour of remaining in the EU as suggesting that we will be prepared to somehow compromise on sovereignty.
“If anyone in Spain, in any part of the political spectrum, believes that we will ever compromise on our sovereignty they are wrong.
“If anyone seriously think they can advance the concept of joint sovereignty they are flogging a dead horse.
This attack to Madrid comes after Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced in November he would seek a discussion over the possibility of having a joint sovereignty of Gibraltar after Brexit.