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Gibraltar: enough with the grandstanding

“Handled sensibly, the issues surrounding Gibraltar and Brexit can be solved to the satisfaction of all concerned”

By Chris Grocott  

When the UK’s preliminary position on Brexit negotiations was communicated to the European Union on 29th March, no mention was made of Gibraltar. This was considered by many in Gibraltar and the UK to be an error; not to mention to the Rock was, it was feared, an invitation to Spain to demonstrate intransigence over Gibraltar’s future status during the negotiations.

The fears of Gibraltarians were realised when the EU issued its draft guidelines for the Brexit negotiations. Unlike the UK, it was unequivocal: “After the United…

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