Liberal Democrat MP visits Gibraltar on fact-finding tour

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Dr Garcia and Tom Brake.

THE foreign affairs spokesman for the UK Liberal Democrat Party, Tom Brake MP, has travelled to Gibraltar on a fact-finding visit in order to achieve an understanding of the potential impact as far as Gibraltar is concerned following the decision taken by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

Mr Brake met with the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, who is responsible for matters concerning the European Union and Brexit.

He was given a great deal of information and was taken to see the border area as well as the air terminal.

Dr Garcia explained that this visit is a result of the contact that the Gibraltar Government continues to maintain with members of the UK parliament of different political persuasions. He added that the government has engaged widely in the United Kingdom and continues to do so, particularly with the UK Government itself both informally and within the formal structure of the Joint Ministerial Committee.

Mr Brake confirmed in response his party’s support for Gibraltar as such a high percentage of the population had voted to remain within the EU and in addition for the right of the people of Gibraltar to self-determination.

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