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Tiny, rocky outcrop risks derailing the Brexit deal

AFP, GIBRALTAR

“Unfortunately, while unacceptable, it’s hardly surprising for Spain to raise the ‘Gibraltar issue’ at the last minute,” said Anahory. “It certainly does nothing to create an atmosphere locally that Spain can be trusted to respect agreements it has signed up to,” including a 2006 tripartite cooperation accord.

Owen Smith, 41, a barrister, said: “Like the vast majority of Gibraltarians I voted to remain and I’d be happy to see the Brexit process derailed if remaining in the EU was the outcome, but I don’t see the current row about Gibraltar as one capable of derailing the Brexit process. Spain is applying pressure to achieve last minute concessions in respect of Gibraltar. I hope they don’t succeed — but I’m worried they might.”

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