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Brexit Gibraltar map

The status of Gibraltar has long been a point of contention between Britain and Spain. When the question of Gibraltar was included in the EU’s draft negotiating guidelines, some UK politicians felt this to be a potential threat to our sovereignty over the territory. Lord Howard suggested that Theresa May was prepared to go to war to protect Gibraltar, as Margaret Thatcher once did for the Falklands. Sir Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, also used robust language. “We’re going to look after Gibraltar. Gibraltar is going to be protected all the way...”