Spain NEEDS Gibraltar to be BRITISH – Rock leader REJECTS Brexit grab for sovereignty

GIBRALTAR has dismissed threats from Spanish politicians trying to scupper a Brexit deal and vowed to stand alongside Britain as it leaves the European Union (EU).

Standing in for Andrew Marr, Nick Robinson quizzed Fabian Picardo, Gibraltar’s chief minister, on whether Spain might try to scupper a Brexit deal “at one minute to midnight” as a last-minute tactic to push for joint sovereignty over the Rock.

The chief minister replied that Spain’s former foreign minister, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo had “played that card” ever since Briton’s voted to leave the bloc in June, and thanked him for showing his hand so early. Continue reading

Marine Le Pen storms into the lead in French presidential election polls

Marine Le Pen emerged on top after the first round of voting

 

NATIONAL Front leader Marine Le Pen has emerged as a serious contender in the race to become the next French president after taking a commanding lead in the latest election polls.

Le Pen took 29 per cent of the vote, eight points ahead of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has since withdrawn from the race. Continue reading

Eurozone debt crisis: Greece admits it cannot make loan repayments

GREECE raised new fears of eurozone collapse yesterday after saying it could not afford an international loan repayment due next week.

nterior Minister Nikos Voutsis, whose Syriza party was elected earlier this year on a left-wing, anti-austerity ticket,  told Greek TV his country did not have the £1.1 billion expected by the International Monetary Fund on June 5.

The Greek government is being told by the IMF and EU to make more reforms in exchange for a further £5 billion in bailout cash to stave off bankruptcy.

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