Why Gibraltar Is Important To The UK

Posted on November 1, 2018

The Chief Minister of Gibraltar has told Forces News that: “Gibraltar can’t imagine itself without that relationship with all the Armed Forces”, and that he hopes a “safety net” agreement can be made to continue free movement with Spain – even if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Fabian Picardo has been giving evidence to the House of Lords European Union select committee. It follows Theresa May’s announcement that a protocol for the future of Gibraltar had been agreed in the negotiations with the EU. However, it will only apply if a full deal is reached. In response to the question on what would happen if the UK and Gibraltar left the EU with a no deal at all, Mr Picardo replied: “I think we’ve agreed enough of the substance of the practical arrangements between us, the United Kingdom, the European Union and Spain that we might seek to put in place some sort of safety net.

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