Spain’s Veto to Brexit?

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has claimed he is prepared to veto the current Brexit deal if nothing is changed, with regard to Gibraltar’s future. Last night in response to his meeting with Theresa May he tweeted

After my conversation with Theresa May, our positions remain far away. My Government will always defend the interests of Spain. If there are no changes, we will veto Brexit.

Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) 22nd November 2018.

Theresa May is to address and seek the support of 27 EU nations for her current Brexit deal on Sunday 25th November 2018. Whilst many other politicians, particularly that of the Labour party, have rejected her Brexit deal she is adamant that this deal is a strong one for the UK. In response to critical opinions by Jeremy Corbyn, she argued

Jeremy Corbyn is playing party politics: opposing a deal he hasn’t read and promising a deal he can’t negotiate. Whatever he might do, I will act in the national interest.

Theresa May (@theresa_may) 22nd November 2018.

Whether May will get the support she needs is a continuing debate shaken by Spain’s current threat to veto the deal as well as France’s demand to continue to fish in UK waters. Senior News Correspondent for Good Morning Britain Jonathan Swain tweeted

While we tuck into our Sunday roast @theresa_may will be trying to put a lid on the #Brexit pot – by getting it signed by 27 EU Nations.

Jonathan Swain (@SwainITV) 23rd November 2018.

All there is to do now is sit tight and see what events unfold throughout today. However, it seems there will be more than a few protests to the current Brexit deal May is proposing.


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