MADRID – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez ruled out on Wednesday any room for renegotiating the terms of United Kingdom’s draft plan for leaving the European Union, including the clauses on the UK and Spain’s future relationship over the British territory of Gibraltar, located on the southwestern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.
Following confirmation British PM Theresa May would face a no-confidence vote in her leadership of the Conservative Party, Sanchez said Spain’s position on the Brexit deal would not shift and nor would the EU’s in a debate in the congress of deputies, the lower house of parliament in Spain.
Sanchez went on to state that the agreement between the UK and Spain on Gibraltar would not change even in the event of a no deal Brexit and that the government had put in place appropriate measures to ensure the impact of Brexit on Spain would be as reduced as possible.
“The government has thought through all possible scenarios in order to protect our interests,” Sanchez said. “Establishing contingency plans in the event of a deal or no deal Brexit.”
The Spanish PM made a call for unity on the way the government had handled the Gibraltar complications, saying the agreement had prioritized the safety and certainty of the Spanish population and Gibraltarians alike.