Now the Germans ..

Not only is Spain pushing to exclude Gibraltar from the negotiating table by insisting any talks are strictly between the UK and Spain the Germans in the form of German MEP Manfed Weber is now sticking his oar in.

His premise is simply that if the UK wish to renegotiate the terms vis a vis Mrs May’s latest round in the commons this will open not just the ‘backstop’ issue but it ought to open renegotiation for all of it including Gibraltar. Herr Weber is the leader of the European Peoples Party so it comes as no surprise he also recently addressed the Partido Popular party congress. There he praised their new leader Pablo Casado adding “the Gibraltar problem is also a European problem!”

The Chief Minister took him to task at the time by writing to him directly saying there was no “Gibraltar problem”.

No doubt there is more to come on this.