GIBRALTAR is a real place and not a mythical island covered in monkeys and cheap fags, it has emerged.
Spain’s threat to derail the Brexit negotiations over Gibraltar has surprised millions of people who had believed the small, rocky outcrop to be entirely imaginary.
Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said: “When the Spanish delegation raised the question of Gibraltar we all laughed, it was a great way to clear the tension in the room.
“We thought it was like Lilliput or The Shire.”
He added: “No aspect of Gibraltar sounds realistic at all, but apparently it really is covered in cheeky little monkeys. How marvellous.”
‘Gibraltarian’ Martin Bishop said: “The whole Brexit thing is a bit like being picked up from school by your drunk dad who has shat himself.”