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“Gibraltar shouldn't be used as a whipping boy”, deputy CM tells think tank

Dr Garcia addressed the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
Dr Garcia addressed the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. / SUR
  • As a British Overseas Territory Gibraltar will be leaving the EU alongside the UK

The deputy chief minister of Gibraltar, Dr Joseph Garcia, addressed the Friedrich Naumann Foundation think tank in Brussels this week and told them it would be manifestly unfair to use Gibraltar as a “whipping boy” who was made to suffer the consequences of Europe's wider disagreements with the United Kingdom.

He also said that nobody had anything to gain by excluding Gibraltar from the transition or the future relationship agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom, at the talk called 'Gibraltar: The Other Brexit Land Frontier'.

Although over 96 per cent of Gibraltarians voted remain in the 2016 referendum, as a British Overseas Territory Gibraltar will be leaving the EU alongside the UK.