Calls Mount in Britain to Defend Gibraltar as Brexit Heats Up Sovereignty Dispute

April 03, 2017 01:54 PM

Britain's exit process from the European Union only formally began last week, but already London is engaged in a heated dispute with Brussels and Spain over the future sovereignty of its overseas territory of Gibraltar. One prominent Brexit supporter has even said that Britain is prepared to go to war over the issue — though Britain's prime minister Monday played down this possibility. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.