The budget treaty, signed by Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell and British Prime Minister Theresa May`s Deputy President David Lidington, is one of the bilateral agreements on Gibraltar that were part of the Brexit deal reached between London and the EU in November. McGuinness presided over part of the debate in Parliament last week before MPs ratified the withdrawal agreement, in which they were forced to reprimand Nigel Farage and his Brexit MPs for waving union flags in violation of House rules. On 18 October 2018, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sénchez announced that he had reached an agreement with Britain and said that a specific protocol on Gibraltar was being prepared with the British government and that he hoped to reach a good agreement for both sides.     On 19 November 2018, however, the Spanish government threatened not to support the draft Brexit agreement because it claims that an article was added without its consent, which could be misunderstood and that Spain could leave Gibraltar without having a say.  On November 22, 2018, Prime Minister Sénchez and Prime Minister May discussed the problem, but the Spanish Prime Minister said that “our positions remain far apart. My government will always defend the interests of Spain. If there is no change, we will veto Brexit.    On 24 November 2018, Spain agreed not to veto the Brexit deal in exchange for a tripartite statement from the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Council, the British Government and EU Member States that no agreement would be reached on Gibraltar without the agreement of Spain. The EU statement also stated that the EU did not consider Gibraltar to be part of the UK.    London and Madrid have reached an agreement to combat tax evasion and money laundering in the UK`s overseas territory when the UK leaves the EU. This is the first bilateral treaty of its kind on Gibraltar in more than 300 years. 2002 – In the months leading up to the referendum on the Common Sovereignty Agreement convened by the Government of Gibraltar, differences of opinion could be categorized as follows: on 12 July 2002, Foreign Minister Jack Straw said in an official statement to the House of Commons that after 12 months of negotiations, the British government and Spain largely agree on many of the principles that should under the basis of a lasting settlement of sovereignty Spanish.
which contained the principle that Britain and Spain should share sovereignty over Gibraltar. Do you support the principle that Britain and Spain should share sovereignty over Gibraltar? In April 2018, Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis announced that Spain hoped to sign a bilateral agreement with Britain on Gibraltar before October so as not to obstruct an interim Brexit deal. Discussions between London and Madrid have progressed well. While reiterating Spain`s long-term goal of “finding Gibraltar,” he said Spain would not consider Gibraltar “the hostage” of eu negotiations.  With the return of a centre-left government in Spain in 2004, a new Spanish position was adopted and, in December 2005, the governments of the United Kingdom, Spain and Gibraltar agreed to begin “a new trilateral dialogue process outside the Brussels process”, with the equal participation of the three parties, with the three decisions or agreements to come to an end.  This was ratified by the 2006 Cordoba Convention.