Brexit: EU rules Gibraltar is 'colony of British crown' whose sovereignty is disputed by Spain | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Brexit: EU rules Gibraltar is 'colony of British crown' whose sovereignty is disputed by Spain

The EU has provocatively described Gibraltar as a "colony of the British crown" whose sovereignty is disputed by Spain.

In a move branded "completely inappropriate" by the UK government, a proposed EU regulation granting Britons visa-free access to the bloc in the case of a no-deal Brexit made a distinction beween those living in Britain and those who are citizens of the British Overseas Territory.

The row highlights strains over the territory as Britain leaves the bloc and EU states swing its policies behind Spain, which British officials believe Madrid is seeking to exploit to ramp up its claim to "The Rock".

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