Apparently, Mrs May, it is being said, made a major mistake is not referring to Gibraltar within her Article 50 letter to the EU.
Now Spain, as a Member Country of the EU, is seizing on this as an opportunity to make a further claim against the UK for them to have Sovereignty of ‘Gib’ – the affectionate UK term for Gibraltar.
The irony, Spain wants Gibraltar which is not up for sale, whilst they are repelling advances from Scotland.
Mrs May has referred to Gibraltar within Parliament thereby putting on record – ‘hands off’ – to those who have an unhealthy curiosity in that regard.
‘Hell will freeze over’ before the UK relinquishes Sovereignty, and neither will the UK inhabitants of Gibraltar be hung out to dry.
Those who have raised voices over the rights of EU Citizens resident in the UK, but not so much vice versa, (more to their shame), will no doubt not care about the Brits resident within Gibraltar, in fact they may welcome this development, as they seek anything to overturn democracy in the UK.
Mrs May could hardly refer to every area of Sovereignty in the Brexit/Article 50 Letter (nor should there be need), as after all, Her Majesty The Queen is Head of the Family of Commonwealth Nations as well as various Dominions and Dependencies throughout the world – which Royal Straight Flush beats any other poker-styled hand the EU may try to present.
For my money, Mrs May would not have made an error of this kind, as I am sure only too well that she is more than aware of the saying “when one sups or eats with the devil, be sure to use a long spoon!”
Photo (c) Hazel Speed – used by kind permision to Tuck Magazine