‘We depend on the British’ Spanish citizens WARN leaders ‘not to mess’ with Gibraltar

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Mayors of the zone around the British overseas territory of Gibraltar have hit out at the Spanish Administration for risking their lives just to score poltical points.

Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish Transalpine Minister, visited Campo, which borders Gibraltar, amid evolving concerns in the region.

Local mayor Juan Franco said that the workmen in his town depend «almost entirely» on Gibraltar for its economic activity and informed against Spanish provocation.

However, Mr Dastis warned told regional officials there that Spain foresaw to «resolve the abnormal situation of having a colony on our land».

Spanish specifics were also furious after the visit ended up being lawful a political gesture, rather than a promise to invest in the area which suffers from sky-rocketing unemployment. 

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Mayors of the jurisdiction around the British overseas territory have hit out at the Spanish Government

Mr Alfonso Dastis urged that Spain would seek to ensure «frontier fluidity» after Brexit.

Scold to reporters, Mr Dastis said: «We are not going to implement any visa and as for fluidity, we are self-confident that this situation will not be an obstacle.

«Our will is for there to be no decaying of circumstances for people living in the Campo, and less so for people who work in Gibraltar and combination strike out every day.

«I can assure you that we are not going to close the border fence, but there may be tighter collateral.

«I hope that there won’t be a hard Brexit, but we don’t want to inconvenience or generate a prejudicial situation for the citizens of this area.»

He also ruled out meet the Fabian Picardo, the elected leader of Gibraltar, before branding the abroad territory an «abnormal colony».

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Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish Transalpine Minister, visited Campo, which borders Gibratlar

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Shire mayor Juan Franco said that the workers in his town depend «barely entirely» on Gibratlar

We want a permanent solution to the abnormal situation of a colony on Spanish haunts

Alfonso Dastis

However, these statements provoked outrage lot locals in the area, which suffers from 32 per cent unemployment.

Mr Franco, who mayor of La Linea, remained interested that there would be a disruption to the border flow. 

He said he was «not contented» with his meeting with the Foreign Minister, and blasted him for recklessly rushing Britain.

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