Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, likened the President of the European Council Donald Tusk with a cuckolded husband. About it reports The Independent.
“Mr. Tusk, I would like to use an analogy here [Brexit] with the divorce and filing for divorce, behaves as a husband he had cuckolded and who takes out anger on children, said Picardo. We are not going to become a victim of Brexit. We do not support and vote to remain in the EU, and to allow Spain to put pressure on us is to tear us angry”.
The reason for the speech Picardo was the offer Tusk, announced on March 31. The officer advised to give Spain the right of veto on the question of trade relations between Gibraltar and the EU. In Madrid said in response that while the veto of the question, but appreciated this step Brussels.
Britain, in turn, rigidly reacted to the statement by Tusk. The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Kingdom, Boris Johnson announced that London’s sovereignty over Gibraltar remains unshakable, and the defense Minister of Britain Michael Fallon has promised that the country will defend the enclave by all means possible.
Gibraltar — British overseas territory in the South of the Iberian Peninsula, seized from Spain in 1713. In a strategic position on the Strait of Gibraltar, connecting the Mediterranean sea with the Atlantic ocean. Naval NATO base. The enclave does not extend the common agricultural policy of the EU, the Schengen agreement and customs agreement. For Gibraltar import from Spain is essential. The referendum on Brexit 96 per cent of Gibraltarians voted to remain in the EU.