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Fox, confident of a Brexit deal that will ‘suit Gib’

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said he is confident a Brexit deal could be struck that “will get a suitable and adequate response to the problems we face” both for Gibraltar as well as for the UK.

Speaking in Birmingham at the traditional Gibraltar reception at the Conservative Party Conference on Sunday evening, with the UK Prime Minister Theresa May having announced EU exit talks would begin by March next year, Dr Fox insisted the UK understood the complexities especially in trade that Gibraltar “faces as we go into the negotiations ahead of us”.

The reception was attended by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond who spent considerable time in discussion with Chief Minister Fabian Picardo. Also present was Robin Walker from the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Dr Fox told all those present that the UK Government was sensitive to the complexities and would want to work those through with Gibraltar.



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