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Britain And EU Clash Over Gibraltar’s Status Under Transition Deal

Britain has turned its fire on the European Union over its insistence that Theresa May must come to an arrangement with Spain over the future of Gibraltar, if the rock is to be covered by a deal on a transition period, The Guardian reports. The EU effectively backed Spain in the centuries-old territorial dispute in April, when its guidelines outlining their approach to the Brexit negotiations insisted Gibraltar would be outside any future trade deal with the United Kingdom unless an agreement was reached in advance with Madrid. Last month the Guardian revealed that this position included any agreement with the EU on a transition period, to cushion Britain’s exit out of the bloc on March 29,…