Deputy Garcia

NO stone will be left unturned in order to protect Gibraltar’s interests during Brexit.

Dr Jose Garcia, the Rock’s Deputy Chief Minister, made the remarks in his New Year message.

The main priority for 2017 will be to keep Gibraltar’s access to both the EU single market, as well as the UK’s own.

“We are all working together in order to safeguard Gibraltar’s position”, said the Liberal Party leader.

“You can rest assured that your Government will leave no stone unturned in order to safeguard and protect the interests of Gibraltar in the coming negotiations,” he continued.

“Everyone in Gibraltar knows that Brexit comes down to fluid access through the border and access to the Single Market and to the UK market, in particular.”

Garcia also insisted that one of the highlights of 2016 was seeing the back of controversial ex Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo.

“He has thus joined the long list of Spanish Foreign Ministers who did not get their hands on Gibraltar,” he said.