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CM and DCM explore options to protect Gib position

The Government is exploring all the options available in order to determine how to best protect the future position of Gibraltar following the EU Referendum last week in which Gibraltar voted overwhelmingly to Remain in the EU. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia held a series of political meetings in London yesterday including Minister for Europe David Lidington.

The Chief Minister was also given the opportunity to brief the All Party Gibraltar Group in the House of Commons in the afternoon. Mr Picardo informed the MPs about the position of the Gibraltar Government following the EU Referendum.

He said Gibraltar would never agree to joint sovereignty with Spain as the price to pay for access to the Single Market.

However, he told MPs that the future has no shape at present and that it is “open to be shaped”.

Yesterday evening, the Chief Minister hosted a reception at Speaker's House in the House of Commons in honour of Albert Poggio, who retires later this week as Director of Gibraltar House and UK Representative of the Government.