Sunday February 23, 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
Flags of the UK, Gibraltar and the EU on the Rock. Pic: Getty


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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