By John Smith • 02 November 2016 • 13:22
Lord Hague and Fabian Picardo
ON November 2, a few days after meeting Chief Minister Fabian Picardo in London, Lord Hague, the former Foreign Secretary and well known champion of the Rock was interviewed for radio by the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation.
During this interview, he made it clear that in his opinion the new Spanish government could use the issue of Gibraltar’s sovereignty to hold the UK hostage towards the end of Brexit negotiations.
He went on to say that it was vital that Theresa May was alert to the fact that Spain or indeed other European States could use their veto to make a planned and negotiated exit difficult at the end of two years of negotiations following the triggering of Article 50.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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