"The UK would be much better placed to stand up for Gibraltar outside the failed EU structures" - UKIP MEP William Dartmouth, Letter to The Times - "Gibraltar and EU"
•Sir, Contrary to the belief of Fabian Picardo (letter, Oct 1), Gibraltarians need have no fear that Brexit would have a negative impact on trade with the EU.
Global trading giants outside the EU — for example, China, the US and Russia — all trade successfully with the EU.
Switzerland, which is not a member of the EU, exports more per capita to the EU than the UK to the tune of 4.5 times. And on Gibraltar’s financial services sector, I would point out that Guernsey and Jersey (among others), which are not in the EU, do very well in financial services.
Mr Picardo claims that EU membership keeps borders open. In fact the Spanish authorities have caused numerous delays at the border. There are also constant incursions by Spanish navy vessels into Gibraltar’s territorial waters.
The UK would be much better placed to stand up for Gibraltar outside the failed EU structures.
Ukip MEP for the South West and Gibraltar