The chief minister of Gibraltar has said no Frontex guards (EU security force) will be allowed to patrol Gibraltar unless by an act of Parliament.
This announcement came after Spanish, a minister Arancha Gonzalez-Laya said in December that Spain would ultimately be “responsible and guarantor” of Gibraltar in the Schengen area.
The Spanish minister claimed that EU security Patrols would be patrolling British territory. The minister said the agreement would state how many EU patrols there would be.
With this sparking tension in Gibraltar, the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo rubbished Spanish claims of them being in charge of Gibraltar’s borders. Fabian said: “I will never bring a law to Parliament that allows it.
“Whatever the agreement or the treaty provides, no Frontex official will be able to operate in Gibraltar without the authorisation granted by an act of Parliament in Gibraltar.”
Mr Picardo said the agreement “respects each one of our red lines on sovereignty, jurisdiction and control”.
He reassured the people of Gibraltar saying: “You can be sure that there will be no consequences for sovereignty, jurisdiction or control.”