Rossendale MP urges foriegn secretary to 'never give an inch' on Gibraltar (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Rossendale MP urges foriegn secretary to 'never give an inch' on Gibraltar
3:27pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
AN MP has called on the foreign secretary to ‘never give an inch’ on British sovereignty in Gibraltar.
Rossendale and Darwen MP Jake Berry was speaking in the House of Commons during Foreign Office questions with the William Hague on Tuesday.
The territory has been ruled by Britain since 1713, however Spain disputes UK sovereignty.
Mr Berry asked: “Does my right honourable friend agree that the Spanish Government should stop seeking problems abroad to distract from their own internal party funding scandal?
“Will he urge them to come back to the table to have sensible talks about fishing rights? Will he reassure me and everyone in Rossendale and Darwen that he will never give an inch on British sovereignty in Gibraltar?”
Mr Hague responded: “Gibraltar is British and wants to stay British, and for us that is the end of the matter. We will never negotiate over sovereignty over the heads of the people of Gibraltar.”
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