Prime Minister to visit Gibraltar on June 16

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Fabián Picardo and David Cameron

UPDATE: Following the shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox, it has been agreed between the parties that there will be a temporary stop in Brexit campaigning and David Cameron has tweeted from Gibraltar “It’s right that all campaigning has been stopped after the terrible attack on Jo Cox. I won’t go ahead with tonight’s rally in Gibraltar.”

 IF the interim Spanish Government was upset by the recent visit to Gibraltar of Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond then Mr Margallo is going to be incandescent following the news that David Cameron will be the first serving PM since Harold Wilson to visit Gibraltar, but on this occasion not to discuss UDI but to speak to the converted about the Brexit Referendum.

It will make a pleasant change for a prime minister under pressure to speak to an audience that is almost 100 per cent behind the Remain vote, and when he appears in Casemates at 5pm on Thursday, June 16 he can reasonably expect to receive a tumultuous response.

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Apart from his address at the rally, he is also expected to meet the leaders of the three main political parties, who for once are in complete accord with regards to the Brexit vote.

The Chief Minister said on the evening of June 15 “David Cameron deserves a huge and positive Gibraltar welcome because the fact is that whenever I have needed his support he has been there for Gibraltar.”

“I have met with him when it has been necessary and he has stood up for us more than any prime minister in history.”


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