Brexit: May gives way over Gibraltar after Spain’s ‘veto’ threat

Tory conservatives gonna love May for giving away the rock. lol


Spanish prime minister had demanded written assurance as price of support for withdrawal agreement

Theresa May has given way to Madrid’s demands over the future of Gibraltar after the Spanish prime minister threatened to “veto” the Brexit deal due to be signed off by EU leaders on Sunday.

On the eve of Sunday’s special Brexit summit, the British ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, wrote to concede that Gibraltar would not necessarily be covered by a future trade deal with the EU.

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Trump trans troops move pulls supreme court further into political mire

Too foul to ponder…


Fast-track request comes at end of week in which the chief justice rebuked the president for claims about judges’ beliefs

After the Trump administration asked the supreme court to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people, critics said the request was likely only to complicate a deteriorating relationship between the president and the federal judiciary.

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