The Gibraltar Government has stated that it is leaving no stone unturned to protect Gibraltar as we leave the EU. The statement was made in the wake of the resignations today of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary and the David Davis as Brexit Secretary. Mr Johnson and Mr Davis have both been strong supporters of Gibraltar and the Government believes this support will continue. Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, Mr Fabian Picardo, has written to Mr Johnson and Mr Davis to thank them, and has also written to the new Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab.
The Government has worked hard since the referendum of June 2016 to emphasise the priorities of Gibraltar to the UK Government and to all the political parties represented at Westminster, and believes that the strong support Gibraltar receives across Parliament will continue.
The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister both explained to the Gibraltar Parliament earlier in July the detailed and intensive work that the Government of Gibraltar continues to undertake in London, reassuring those with concerns on what the future may possibly bring and aiming to allay business uncertainty. Gibraltar’s Government has worked to secure a UK-Gibraltar agreement for continued market-access by Gibraltar financial services and on-line gaming companies into the United Kingdom. Brexit discussions with UK senior officials were held again in July and both Governments continue to work closely together going forward.