GSD would welcome second referendum

The GSD’s view on the BREXIT referendum – as was the majority position in Gibraltar – was that we should remain in the EU. Post the BREXIT referendum the dynamic has shifted to negotiating the best outcome for Gibraltar that would see us get the benefit of any good transitional and permanent arrangements agreed between the UK and the EU. Those efforts should continue and they deserve the greatest focus. 

If in the context of the ongoing political process in the UK a so-called People’s Vote acquires momentum which would allow people to choose between accepting the deal worked out by the UK or remaining within the EU we would support such a referendum.

"We recognise, for the moment, that this appears to be politically unlikely as circumstances presently exist in the UK. We do not therefore set our political stall on this but would welcome it if it means that we would have the chance to have a second vote to seek to remain in the EU," they said.