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Lord Luce bats for Gibraltar in Lords debate

Britain has “important responsibilities” to the Rock and its inhabitants, former Governor of Gibraltar Lord Luce said as he highlighted the damaging impact a Brexit could have on this community.

Lord Luce, who is currently chancellor of the Gibraltar University, was speaking during a debate on the Queen’s speech in the House of Lords this week.

He told the Upper House that the United Kingdom faces a “momentous decision” when it takes to the polls on June 23.

“Despite the dissatisfactory nature of the present European Union—and much is wrong with it, such as its bureaucracy, and so on—I am certainly in favour of staying in it,” he said.

“We have important responsibilities to that overseas territory, with 30,000 people. They did a great deal to support us in the Second World War,” the Tory peer said.

“It is very important to them that we remain in the European Union.”

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