Does acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez know something that we don´t?

Yesterday, he put the country on a no-deal Brexit footing, announcing that his government would be recruiting 1,000 additional civil servants and a letter has been sent to more than 9,000 Spanish companies who have business dealings with the United Kingdom.

However, the only way that a no-deal Brexit could happen is if Prime Minister Boris Johnson breaks the law and takes the country out or the European Union refuses Britain the extension. Having said that it is best if Spain is prepared for any Brexit possibility given the importance of Britain to Spain and Spain to Britain. Sanchez has already said that the rights of the 300,000 Britons living in Spain will be safeguarded whatever the Brexit outcome but there is still some concern over the possibility of a no-deal especially when it comes to healthcare.

Also, while Spain has protected the rights of British citizens in Spain, Britain has not given the same assurances to Spanish citizens in Britain. There are about 200,000 Spanish citizens living in Britain. Sanchez has urged Britain to reconsider its Brexit stance and remain a member of the European Union. He claims that countries are better together than on their own.British opposition parties have been fighting long and hard to outlaw any possible no- deal Brexit, but many believe that it is government policy considering the deadlock in parliament.


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Nick / Hace over 2 years

The cost of the arrangements for the UK’s departure supposedly being made by EU taxpayers is minute ( extremely small ) compared to those that are being paid due to Frau Merkel’s policies on immigration into the EU, policies that were not first approved by the majority of its members.


S.O. / Hace over 2 years

Apologies, I think I should have said “we taxpayers” not “us taxpayers”! (English is no longer my first language)


S.O. / Hace over 2 years

Well of course Spain has to be prepared for whatever outcome! What annoys me is how much all this is costing us taxpayers in other EU countries, rather than just being a cost for UK taxpayers.


Nick / Hace over 2 years

Breaks which law ?