...of the year on Brexit, and as I said on National Day, this is an area where the Government of Gibraltar, led by me, will give not an inch....We will never agree to anything that dilutes British sovereignty, jurisdiction or control over Gibraltar in ... the negotiations. We are tough, we are the hawks. We will not allow them to get anything past us". Some people in Gibraltar have expressed concern that the government is getting too close to its Spanish counterpart in the discussions over the ... post-Brexit future both sides of the border, and that this could lead to concessions over sovereignty. The government refutes this, and insists that it is working to achieve "shared prosperity" which will benefit both Gibraltar and the nearest area of Spain.