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This latest Gibraltar dispute is a sign of things to come

It reminds us of the complexity of the Brexit process

By James Black  

Gibraltar

It’s less than a week since Theresa May triggered Article 50, but questions of national security have already arisen. The UK has entered into a war of words with its European partners.

Many EU leaders and newspapers reacted with scorn to Theresa May’s Brexit letter, which implied that the UK may barter its contributions to European defence for a more favourable post-Brexit trade deal. Since then, there has been “sabre-rattling” from some Conservative grandees on the issue of Gibraltar: EU negotiating guidelines make clear that Madrid should…

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