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Gibraltar has ‘everything to play for’ after Brexit vote, Picardo says

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has said he could seek to negotiate with Brussels to protect the Rock's membership of the EU after Gibraltarians voted overwhelmingly against Brexit.

Mr Picardo said striking a deal that would maintain Gibraltar’s access to the common market and the free movement of people are "sticking points".

He told the Press Association he plans to meet with leaders in Brussels and could seek to exclude Gibraltar from the secession from the EU, saying "everything is to play for".

And in an interview with BBC Newsnight, Mr Picardo revealed that he is in talks with Scotland about a plan to keep parts of the UK in the EU.

Fabian Picardo, the territory's chief minister, told the BBC he was speaking to Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, about various options.



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