MP says Gov. has to back Gibraltar

Gregory Campbell, MP.
Gregory Campbell, MP.

DUP MP Gregory Campbell has called on the Government to stand firm for the overwhelmingly pro-Bremain citizens of Gibraltar following post-Brexit vote sabre-rattling by Spain.

He made the call after Spanish Foreign Minister José García-Margallo said: “The Spanish flag is now much closer to the Rock.”

Mr Campbell said: “We are glad to see the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and other Government Ministers offer those assurances to the people of Gibraltar, but Gibraltarians and other regions in the UK want and hopefully will see more than just assurances post-Brexit.

“They want to see action to ensure prosperity outside and beyond the EU, so that those regions and Gibraltar in particular will benefit from the post-EU position.”