The Telegraph: Theresa May 'would go to war' to defend the sovereignty of Gibraltar
Theresa May would go to war to defend the sovereignty of Gibraltar just as Margaret Thatcher did with the Falklands, a former Tory leader has suggested.
Lord Howard said the British Government will stand by Gibraltar during Brexit talks amid claims of an EU “land grab” for the territory by Spain.
It came as Spain confirmed that it would not initially block an independent Scotland's attempts to join the European Union (EU)
Alfonso Dastis, Madrid's foreign minister, has reportedly said Spain would not veto an independent Scotland's EU hopes - while stressing he does not want to see the country leave the United Kingdom.
This morning the Prime Minister told Gibraltar's chief minister that Britain will never allow Spain to take over the peninsula against its will.
Sir Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, has also pledged to "protect" Gibraltar "all the way".
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WNU Editor: The condemnations are pouring in .... Lord Howard condemned over `inflammatory´ Gibraltar remarks (Daily Mail).
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