The Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, appeared on the Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme on Sky News to defend British sovereignty of the Rock and to reject any notion London might throw the territory under a bus to get a better Brexit trade deal.

This week, King Felipe suggested to the British parliament in Westminster that London and Madrid should reach an "acceptable" bilateral agreement on the territory; the government of Gibraltar labelled His Majesty's remarks ["undemocratic"][king].

There were "unlikely to be any new arrangements in relation to Gibraltar's sovereignty",...