Gibraltar chief Fabian Picardo urges Theresa May to channel Churchill and stick to her ‘solid’ Chequers plan

THERESA May is under fresh pressure not to ditch her Chequers plan from the boss of Gibraltar.

In a rare Brexit boost for the PM, the Rock’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo says Mrs May’s plan is the only “solid deal” that will protect the United Kingdom and keep trade flowing.

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Gibraltar chief Fabian Picardo’s intervention comes as Remain backing Tory MPs prepare to convince the PM to hold a second referendum[/caption]

Urging Mrs May to channel “Nelson, Churchill and the heroes of the Falklands war”, Mr Picardo warned Chequers is how to square the result of referendum without Britain losing out.

And he told The Sun: “Gibraltar has always been there for the British people.

“Now Britain is there for us, making sure that the good things we had from the EU are not lost.”

He added: “The way ahead is a solid deal keeping the best of our EU days but respecting the wish to do things our own way, the British way.

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In a rare Brexit boost for the PM Chief Minister Fabian Picardo says Mrs May’s plan is the only solid deal[/caption]

And he went on: “Mrs May set out that deal in her White Paper which promises to strengthen the British economy, its communities, its union, its democracy, and its place in the world while maintaining a close friendship and strong partnership with our European neighbour.”

His intervention – that has delighted Downing Street – comes as Remain backing Tory MPs prepared to put on a conference show of force today to urge the PM to hold a second referendum on the terms of her deal with Brussels.

Ex-Ministers Justine Greening, Philip Lee, Anna Soubry and Neil Carmichael will today launch “Conservatives for a People’s Vote”.

The group said: “ignoring the increasing clamour for a People’s Vote isn’t going to make the issue go away.”



 

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