Following fruitful negotiations with the Spanish government in Madrid, Britain is nearing agreement on a new treaty governing Gibraltar’s relationship with the European Union after Brexit.
On Thursday night’s episode of BBC Question Time, a viewer questioned about taking the Brexit benefit, and Jacob Rees-Mogg responded in a straightforward manner. When asked about EU regulations that become effective after Brexit, the Conservative party Brexiteer advised the audience to travel “where they are welcome.”
After a member of the audience posed the following question to the panellist: “When I’m waiting in a 40 min Spanish passport queue on holiday, which brexit benefit should I console myself with to make my queuing worthwhile?”
This week, the Thursday flagship show of the BBC visited Winchester.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, Shabana Mahmood, the national campaign organiser for Labour, and Pat Cullen, the general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, served as panellists with presenter Fiona Bruce.
Mr. Rees-Mogg responded to the audience member’s remark by saying: “I don’t get held in Portugal because the Portuguese Government has given us access to their E gates because they recognise having British tourists is a good thing to do.
“So, you should go where you are welcome.
“If the Spanish don’t want British custom, there is no need to spend your hard-earned money in Spain. The basic advantage is democracy.
“You now decide how you are governed.
“Huge amounts of money have been paid out in the European Union bribes that we were talking about today.
“Is that how do we want to be governed by a corrupt European Parliament or do we want to make our own laws on your votes?
“That is the fundamental principle basis. There are things that are already passing through the Parliament.
“We are having a massive reform of the National Services Regulations to make our system more competitive.
“We have got solvency too coming through that could put a £100billion extra investment into the British industry.
Wednesday night, Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares announced that the Spanish and British governments had reached an agreement to “progress as fast as possible” in resolving their differences regarding the requirement of a visa for citizens of British-owned Gibraltar to enter the Schengen region.
“These are the big things that are happening.”