Ashley Fox: “We fully expect Gibraltar to be part of the transition period.”

20-Dec-2017 @ 12:00

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Ashley Fox: “We fully expect Gibraltar to be part of the transition period.”

Responding to the European Commission's proposed negotiating mandate today, Conservative MEP for the South West and Gibraltar, Ashley Fox, said: “We fully expect Gibraltar to be part of the transition period and for the EU to be cooperative in negotiating this arrangement. It's in no-one's interest that Gibraltar suddenly leaves the EU in March 2019 without time for businesses and workers to adapt.

"If we are to reach an agreement that protects Gibraltar's sovereignty and their interests then we must enter these talks with the spirit of co-operation, not confrontation, with Spain and the rest of the EU. However, under no circumstances will the UK discuss Gibraltar's place in the British family.

"The UK government has been clear that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, that includes Gibraltar's participation in the transition period and the future arrangement."

 

 
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