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Reach Alcance Edition 18 | Brexit: Concerns that Unite us

Reach Alcance Edition 18 | Brexit: Concerns that Unite us

Much hangs on the balance this 31st October for Gibraltar, La Linea and the rest of the Campo de Gibraltar.

The deadline for a no-deal Brexit could wreak social and economic havoc on both sides of the frontier, and still nobody has said a word of real reassurance that all will be well.

Some months ago, Reach published scientific data from a report by Professor Fletcher about the millions of pounds of transactions which Spain and Gibraltar benefit from annually as a result of mutual co-operation. In this edition we provide precise details of the number of cross-frontier workers registered with the Gibraltar Government; up to 15,000 people of who more than 8,000 are Spanish, undoubtedly from La Linea for the most part. In addition there are many others who provide services without being registered with the authorities.

La Linea and Gibraltar

In this scenario of “mutual need and dependency” what can one make of the notion that, come November, no sensible agreement is reached and instead a hard Brexit ensues which could cause damage that is currently difficult to quantify but which is likely to be severe and painful.

British society is absorbed with the spectacle of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s unprecedented manoeuvres to avoid parliamentary scrutiny of the conservative government as it ponders a no deal withdrawal. There will be no time to react and the EU does not appear well disposed to a renegotiation of the deal signed by the previous Premiere Theresa May.

In the barely 60 days left before the rupture, our leaders must redouble their efforts to mitigate the consequences and to keep us all informed of developments. Anything less would be neglect and of that we have already had enough.

Reach Alcance Edition 18
Reach Alcance Edition 18 | Brexit: Concerns that Unite us

Reach Alcance Edition 18 | Brexit: Concerns that Unite us

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