The British government has reiterated its support for Gibraltar following the publication of draft EU Brexit negotiation guidelines that include a special Gibraltar clause for Spain that turns the matter into a bilateral issue, a diplomatic position Madrid has been pushing for for several years.

In response to a request from The Spain Report, the British Embassy in Madrid said the government stood by Theresa May's comments in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

"We are absolutely steadfast in our support of Gibraltar, its people and its economy", said Mrs. May.

The [EU Brexit negotiating position][bloomberg], published on Friday morning, stipulates that no Brexit deal will be applicable to residents of The Rock—which is British sovereign territory—unless Madrid gives the all cl...

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