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Old 03.04.2017, 15:43
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Spain can do what they want post Brexit. However if they were to close the border then it'd reveal how petty minded they are.
Who are they going to harm by doing this? The UK? Of course not.
The only people who'd feel the effects would be the Gibraltarians who Spain want to rule. This would be the behaviour of a bully.
What exactly do you mean by "close the border"?

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The current situation is;
Although it is part of the EU, Gibraltar is outside the customs union and VAT area ; it does not form part of the Schengen Area.
As a separate jurisdiction to the UK, Gibraltar's government and parliament are responsible for the transposition of EU law into local law.

Like the UK, Gibraltar does not form part of the Schengen Area and, as a result, the border between Spain and Gibraltar is an external Schengen border through which Spain is legally obliged to perform full entrance and exit controls.
So what will change in your view?

Leaving the EU will generate a lot of work for Gibraltar's government and Parliament to change their laws; as mentioned earlier, best solution would be for Gib. to join the EU like Malta?
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