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>> The first big battle of Brexit over of all things, Gibraltar.>> Gibraltar's going to be protected all the way, all the way because the sovereignty of Gibraltar cannot be changed without the agreement of the people of Gibraltar and they've made it very clear they do not want to live under Spanish rule.
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>> That after the EU's negotiating guidelines for Brexit issued Friday, gave Spain a veto over Gibraltar's future relations with the EU. The British outpost in southern Spain has long been claimed by Madrid after three centuries of rule from London. Its people voted 99% to one to stay part of the UK in a 2002 referendum.
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Now, they're worried that Spain might try to seize the territory as part of any Brexit deal. Senior Conservative peer Lord Howard comparing that to the Falklands conflict of 1982. Back then, Britain mounted an invasion to expel Argentinian forces who had seized the island. Howard says current leader Teresa May would be equally tough with Spain.
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His comments dismissed as ludicrous saber rattling by opposition politicians. Just days into the Brexit process though, the language is already getting very heated.