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Brexit could lead to less protection for Gibraltar and Falklands, MPs told

Spain would "take advantage" of the UK quitting the European Union to "further undermine, isolate and exclude" Gibraltar, MPs in the House of Commons have been told.

Argentinian aggression towards the Falkland Islands may also be fuelled by a British exit from the EU, it has been claimed.

The British Overseas Territories warned the Foreign Affairs committee they feared losing vital protections if voters backed Brexit in the June 23 referendum.

A statement from the Government of Gibraltar said: "In Gibraltar's case, experience has shown that Spain would take advantage of any such renegotiation in order to further undermine, isolate and exclude Gibraltar from the European mainstream."

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