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Peers press Davis on Rock’s Brexit concerns

File photo dated 29/03/17 of Brexit Secretary David Davis who has accused the European Commission of trying to bully the British people, as the president of the European Council appealed for calm in Brexit talks. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday May 5, 2017. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Peers on an influential House of Lords committee are pressing the UK Government to explain how it will maintain a fluid border between Gibraltar and Spain after Brexit, including protecting the rights of British frontier workers.

This was one of a series of probing questions asking for further details on the UK’s position in respect of Gibraltar and Brexit, ranging from its assessment of how a ‘no deal’ scenario will impact on the Rock, to how the UK will tackle the thorny issue of Spain’s Clause 24 veto.

The questions are outlined in a letter sent last week by Lord Boswell of Aynho, chairman of the House of Lords European Union Committee, to David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

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