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SPAIN has doubled down on its threat to vote down the Brexit withdrawal agreement if there are no further assurances on Gibraltar

The final details of four memorandums of understanding and a tax agreement were hammered out during intense meetings between the three governments in Madrid on Tuesday.

But Spain has a problem with the text and wants it fixed.

Aside from Spain, the agreement has been criticized by France, the Netherlands and Portugal.

SPAIN has doubled down on its threat to vote down the Brexit withdrawal agreement if there are no further assurances on Gibraltar. In Brussels, EU spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the bloc agreed a year ago that "after the UK leaves the Union, no agreement between the EU and the UK may apply to the territory of Gibraltar without the agreement between Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom".

Later during Prime Minister's Questions, Sir Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat leader, raised concerns over the Brexit arbitration panel, which would settle any dispute arising from the withdrawal agreement.

"If we had a no deal we'd find ourselves having to find a deal very quickly, so why put our countries and people through that when we have a deal on the table?" he asked.

"As of today, if there are no changes with respect to Gibraltar, Spain will vote no to the agreement on Brexit".

He pointed out that he would do so if Spain's direct role in negotiating the future of Gibraltar is not recognized.

The UK and Gibraltar insist the Spanish concerns are a matter for Madrid and its European Union partners to resolve.

There were also reports that the so-called "pizza club" group of Cabinet Brexiteers was backing away from a plan to go to the Prime Minister to demand she re-opens negotiations with Brussels on a key element of the agreement.

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As no political declaration on Britain's future relationship with the bloc after it leaves has been presented, he said "We can not judge the whole without knowing the parts".

Sources from the meeting claim Spain argued Gibraltar is not a part of the United Kingdom, meaning any future agreement can't apply to its territory.

"We no longer have a functioning government". Madrid wants guarantees that it alone can decide on the future of Gibraltar in direct talks with Britain.

"The only thing really outstanding is Gibraltar", said one European Union diplomat.

Mr Arguiriano acknowledged that while Madrid believed it was negotiating bilaterally with London, the Gibraltar Government had participated in the negotiations alongside Spanish and United Kingdom officials.

"It should be negotiated between Spain and the UK".

"I've already told you what results that produced in the past and would produce now", he said. "If Westminster agrees why would we be against it", said Borrell. We have given direction to our negotiators this evening.

The rocky, 2.6 square mile (6.7 square kilometer) enclave at the tip of the Iberian peninsula has been a British territory, and the source of friction between the United Kingdom and Spain, since 1713.

The EU has also faced internal opposition to the proposed agreements. Spain cannot itself block the deal, which can be approved if 20 of the remaining 27 European Union nations agree.

Picardo, who returned from Madrid on Wednesday morning, said that work has concluded and is now "subject only to text stabilization, legal checks and minor clarifications", according to a Gibraltar government release.

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