SPAIN’S new foreign minister has said Brexit will affect Gibraltar’s relationship with the EU.

When will Spain understand that if it is about anything, it should be about Gibraltars ‘self determination’ and that Spain will Never be allowed to impose anything on Gibraltar that the Gibraltarians do not want, anything else is tantamount to an occupation and certainly a hostile act.

If Gibraltar wished to be under a Spanish Government then that is fine, if they wish to be independent, then that is also fine, but nothing will ever be imposed upon them like Spain seems to want to do.

Alfonso Dastis Quecedo referred to Gibraltar as a ‘colony’ during his first address to Spain’s Congress since he took office in November.

Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo’s successor said Spain had ‘a particular situation’ over Gibraltar.

Mastis said: “When we joined the European Union there was a bilateral agreement between the United Kingdom and Spain to address the issue of Gibraltar.

“There will have to be one when it comes to Brexit if Gibraltar wants to have some sort of future relationship, whatever it may be, with the European Union.”

He also backed last month’s Spanish parliamentary motion calling for party consensus on Gibraltar.

“We understand, perfectly, that we must have the agreement of all political forces in order to regain the sovereignty of Gibraltar,” he said

“Our efforts must also have as a focus the interests of Spanish workers in Gibraltar and the socio-economic development of the Campo de Gibraltar.”

“There will have to be one when it comes to Brexit if Gibraltar wants to have some sort of future relationship, whatever it may be, with the European Union.”

He also backed last month’s Spanish parliamentary motion calling for party consensus on Gibraltar.

“We understand, perfectly, that we must have the agreement of all political forces in order to regain the sovereignty of Gibraltar,” he said

“Our efforts must also have as a focus the interests of Spanish workers in Gibraltar and the socio-economic development of the Campo de Gibraltar.”