Spanish PM threatens to snub Brexit summit over future of Gibraltar

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UK accused of acting ‘under darkness of night’ to include Rock in territorial scope in deal

The Spanish prime minister is threatening to snub the weekend Brexit summit unless he receives a public and written guarantee from Theresa May within 36 hours over the future of the disputed territory of Gibraltar.

With Theresa May on the brink of formal agreement on her deal with the EU’s leaders, Spain is still insisting it does not have the necessary reassurances that Gibraltar will only be covered by any future trade agreement if Madrid consents.

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