Sunday May 31, 2020

Brexit: Rock row, MEPs trade insults and Britain's customs crisis

The best of Brexit-related developments beyond the main headlines

6th April, 2017
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Flags of the UK, Gibraltar and the EU on the Rock. Pic: Getty

DON'T MENTION THE WAR

Though Brexit has undoubtedly soured the atmosphere between Britain and Europe, as well as driving up the temperature of British domestic politics, at least nobody had mentioned a war.

Not until this week, at least, when Spain’s success in inserting a paragraph on Gibraltar into the EU’s Brexit negotiating guidelines prompted a menacing intervention from former Conservative Party leader Michael Howard (former Conservative minster Anne Widdicombe once memorably said...

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