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SW MEP calls for solidarity with the Gibraltar people on #GibNatDay2013 in European Parliament debate

Monday, 9 September 2013
Speaking, coincidentally, on the the same day as Gibraltar celebrates its National Day, Liberal Democrat MEP for the Rock Sir Graham Watson rose in the European Parliament during a debate this afternoon in Strasbourg on the right of third country nationals to cross EU borders and told MEPs that the problems faced by Gibraltar citizens crossing the border was unacceptable and called for the Parliament to express solidarity with Gibraltarians.

I have 30,000 constituents in Gibraltar - full EU citizens - whose right to freedom of movement is being systematically and unjustifiably restricted,he said.

And, since today is Gibraltar’s national day, I hope that you and the House will join me in expressing solidarity with my constituents, dismay at the border controls that have been put in place and outrage at the intemperate comments of Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo.

Sir Graham received a hearty applause for his intervention.

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