A SPANISH warship has illegally sailed in UK waters blasting the Spanish anthem as it passed Gibraltar on Tuesday, following backlash between the Spanish Government and the UK over Theresa May's Brexit deal.
Referring to a drive for co-sovereignty over the Rock, which has been British since the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, he then said: “We will talk about everything. The goal is to solve, once and for all, a conflict that has lasted 300 years.”
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said Madrid had “failed” in its efforts to reclaim the long disputed British overseas territory despite radical claims of “joint sovereignty” negotiations.
Madrid, London and Brussels reached a last-minute compromise after a week’s worth of posturing from Pedro Sanchez, the Spanish prime minister, and his ministerial team.
Mr Picardo praised Theresa May for ensuring Gibraltar is included in the Brexit withdrawal agreement, despite Spanish attempts to carve out the Rock from the deal.