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Garcia tells Parliamentary Assembly in Cardiff ‘we need a sensible Brexit’

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia has told the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in Cardiff that what was needed was not a "hard Brexit" or a "soft Brexit" but a "sensible, well managed and orderly Brexit". He told the delegates he believed this was in the best interests not only of Gibraltar and Spain but also of the United Kingdom and the European Union as a whole.

Dr Garcia delivered the keynote address at the official dinner of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in Cardiff Castle on Monday night.

The Assembly consists of Parliamentarians from the House of Commons, House of Lords, the Irish Parliament, the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Dr Garcia said in his address that although 96% of Gibraltar had voted to remain in the European Union, the overall result to was to leave.

"We are where we are and we have to deal with it," he told the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly.

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