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“Double-lock” commitment for Gibraltar ensures UK minister for Europe

Thursday, August 4th 2016 - 23:08 UTC
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Picardo said that Sir Alan had come across “as instinctively pro-Gibraltar” and he was confident that there was a strong desire on his part to work with Gibraltar Picardo said that Sir Alan had come across “as instinctively pro-Gibraltar” and he was confident that there was a strong desire on his part to work with Gibraltar

Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has met with the new Minister for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan, in London, where he set out the concerns that Brexit has created in the Rock. Mr. Picardo also outlined the opportunities that could now be exploited as a result of a new relationship with the EU.

 Following the meeting, the Chief Minister said that Sir Alan had come across “as instinctively pro-Gibraltar” and he was confident that there was a strong desire on his part to work with Gibraltar to secure a successful future that will guarantee the Rock’s prosperity.

Mr. Picardo said he was clear that there was absolutely no suggestion that the United Kingdom “will ever compromise at all on its commitment to respect and maintain our British Sovereignty”.

“The double-lock commitment is strong and unshakeable. We will be able to continue to work collegiately and closely with Sir Alan as we embark with the UK in the negotiations in months and years to come in order to deliver the key factors that are important for Gibraltar as the UK leaves the European Union,” he added.

The Chief Minister will be working closely with the new Minister for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan to deliver the best deal for Gibraltar as the UK leaves the EU over the coming months and years.

The new minister lived in Gibraltar as a child when his father was posted on the Rock with the Royal Air Force.

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  • ChrisR

    Gibraltar could always form the government for Spain.

    Spain, the laughing stock of MercoPress.

    Aug 05th, 2016 - 10:50 am 0
  • ElaineB

    ChrisR, you seem to have forgotten to reply to me in the thread where I caught you out as a liar trying to smear me in the worst way. An apology would fix it.

    Aug 05th, 2016 - 11:45 am 0
  • NativeAngeleno

    Snot-nosed bozos from dumber-than-rocks Brexitville ought not throw stones. If you actually cared about the Brits on Gibralter, Chris, you'd be hoping they'd get to “remain” via Spain's plan of dual control even though your fellow-global laughingstocks, like you, can't grasp how important it would be to them. But since when have Brits cared one whit about anyone living outside what will be the former UK when Scotland and No. Ireland have escaped the not-so-Great retarded Britain of England & Wales??

    Aug 05th, 2016 - 05:12 pm 0
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