The European Union have way overstepped the mark today, referring to Gibraltar as a “colony”.
An EU document put out today reads: “Gibraltar is a colony of the British Crown. There is a controversy between Spain and the United Kingdom concerning the sovereignty over Gibraltar, a territory for which a solution has to be reached in light of the relevant resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.”
A British government spokesman responded by saying: “Gibraltar is not a colony and it is completely inappropriate to describe in this way.”
The UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, is also reported to have objected to the description.
At a meeting of ambassadors in Brussels this morning the UK's Permanent Representative to the EU Sir Tim Barrow objected to Gibraltar being called a "colony" and its status as "controversial" in the EU's legislative proposal to give Brits visa-free travel after Brexit. (1)
— Adam Fleming (@adamfleming) February 1, 2019
More disrespect from the European Union who are refusing to negotiate sensibly with the UK Prime Minister.