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King of Spain will witness firsthand the election: he will be in London June6/8

Thursday, April 20th 2017 - 02:13 UTC
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 Downing Street confirmed King Felipe VI will visit Britain along with Queen Letizia of Spain from June 6 to 8, as the campaign reaches its climax. Downing Street confirmed King Felipe VI will visit Britain along with Queen Letizia of Spain from June 6 to 8, as the campaign reaches its climax.

The King of Spain’s state visit to Britain, which will coincide with the snap June 8 general election, will go ahead, Downing Street has said. King Felipe VI will visit Britain along with Queen Letizia of Spain from June 6 to 8, as the campaign reaches its climax.

 In an election set to be defined by Brexit, the visit could prove awkward given tensions over the sovereignty of Gibraltar.

Earlier this month, Theresa May warned that Gibraltar’s status will not be up for discussion during exit talks after European Council president Donald Tusk suggested Spain, which also claims sovereignty of the Rock, could veto its inclusion in any post-Brexit trade deal.

The move caused fury in Gibraltar – which accused the EU of “bullying” – while former Conservative Party leader Lord Howard even suggested Mrs May could go to war to defend the British enclave.

While few at Westminster seriously expect it to come to an armed conflict, there is concern among some MPs the EU intends to use the issue as leverage in the Brexit talks.

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  • Brit Bob

    “I invite the UK, on this first occasion at the UN after Brexit, to end the colonial anachronism of Gibraltar with an agreed solution between both countries to restore the territorial integrity of Spain and bring benefits to the people of Gibraltar and the Spanish area of Campo de Gibraltar.” These were the words of His Majesty King Felipe of Spain during his speech at the United Nations in September last year.
    So, according to the Spanish, territorial integrity, as per UN Resolution 1514 (XV) (1960), constrains the right to self-determination.

    Hm, let's take a look: Gibraltar – Territorial Integrity: https://www.academia.edu/29347730/Gibraltar_-Territorial_Integrity

    Apr 20th, 2017 - 09:19 am 0
  • Briton

    They have a right to be what they want to be,

    he on the other hand should be told to go fly,

    but hey, we don't to t kind of thing, we invite anyone here....

    Apr 20th, 2017 - 07:02 pm 0
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