What chance a deal?
Credit to the Guardian for this piece:
Days after the Brexit deal was sealed, the last-minute negotiations over Gibraltar are ongoing, as Madrid and London scramble to set out how the shared border will be transformed once the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December.
“The days are getting longer but our time is getting shorter,” Gibraltar’s chief minister, Fabian Picardo, wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
After the deal between the UK and the EU was announced last week, Picardo was quick to point out that it does not cover Gibraltar. “For us and for the people of the Campo de Gibraltar around us, the clock is still ticking,” he said.
The talks on Gibraltar, which for months have run parallel to the wider negotiations on Brexit, have proven a delicate task; focused on preserving free movement for the thousands who regularly cross the narrow border that divides Spain and Gibraltar while steering clear of the centuries-old sovereignty dispute between London and Madrid.