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19th November 2018, 16:31

Partido Popular leader describes Spanish Premier as a "traitor" for not attempting to negotiate joint sovereignty over Gibraltar as part of Brexit process

The leader of the Partido Popular has described the Spanish Premier as a "traitor" for not attempting to negotiate joint sovereignty over Gibraltar as part of the Brexit process. As reported in the Spanish press, Pablo Casado was campaigning in Algeciras as part of the elections in Andalucia; the far-right Vox party could take one of the PP's seats in the province of Cadiz.

Mr Casado restated that Brexit was an opportunity. He said the PSOE had ignored its responsibilities, and that the PP was therefore alone in calling for a Spanish Gibraltar.

The PP leader described Pedro Sanchez's plan for investment in the Campo area as an attempt to whitewash Spain's "appalling" Brexit negotiations. He also criticised the Government's immigration policy.

Recently, Pablo Casado stated that Spain had never "colonised" other countries, but simply expanded Spain, welcoming the inhabitants as Spaniards. This despite an estimated eight million indigenous people having died during the initial Spanish conquest of the Americas.