Gibraltar: enough with the grandstanding

Posted by es328 at Apr 06, 2017 04:39 PM |
In an article for Prospect Magazine, Dr Chris Grocott discusses the continuing tensions surrounding Gibraltar post-Brexit

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In an article for Prospect Magazine, Dr Chris Grocott, Lecturer in Management and Economic History, has discussed the position of Gibraltar in Brexit negotiations.

In the article, titled 'Gibraltar: enough with the grandstanding', Dr Grocott said: "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 Kingdom leaves the Union, no agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom may apply to the territory of Gibraltar without agreement between the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom.” Gibraltar’s economic future—its access to the free market and to the European labour market, most importantly migrant workers who commute daily across the frontier from Spain to Gibraltar—was seemingly handed to a hostile neighbour."

He added, "Handled sensibly, the issues surrounding Gibraltar and Brexit can be solved to the satisfaction of all concerned."

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