The Self Determination for Gibraltar Group has said it fully supports the campaign for Gibraltar to remain in the European Union. It urges everyone to support the ‘Gibraltar Stronger In Europe’ campaign and calls on all clubs and other representative organisations and associations who share thierr view to encourage their members to vote on the 23 June for Gibraltar to remain in the EU.
In a statement it emphasises “an exit from the EU would have disastrous consequences for Gibraltar”.
The SDGG believes that with a high turnout and a massive ‘in’ vote Gibraltar will demonstrate to the UK that Gibraltar wishes to remain a part of the European Union.
“At the very least this should strengthen our position with the UK in the event of a Brexit,” said the statement yesterday.
“Gibraltarians will recall how the United Kingdom refused to give us the vote for European elections and that it took a petition from Denise Matthews to the European Court of Human Rights and a long drawn out legal battle before we achieved the right to vote. As a result we now have a number of Members of the European Parliament who defend our rights in Europe because Gibraltar forms part of their constituency,” it recalled.
The SDGG stated how more mportantly Gibraltar derived benefits from its membership of the EU including “freedom of movement , goods and people, passporting into the EU and funding for certain projects, all of which help to keep our economy buoyant”.
The SDGG therefore urges support for the Gibraltar Stronger In Europe campaign and calls on all clubs and other representative organisations and associations who share our view (that an exit from the EU would have disastrous consequences for Gibraltar) to encourage their members to vote on the 23rd June for Gibraltar to remain in the EU.