PM meets Gibraltar chief minister

David Cameron has met the chief minister of Gibraltar at Downing Street to discuss the diplomatic row paralysing Gibraltar's border with Spain.

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Cameron to meet Gibraltar's chief minister

The diplomatic spat with Spain over Gibraltar takes another turn later today when David Cameron meets with Fabian Picardo, the chief minister of Gibraltar.

The Downing Street meeting comes the day after Spanish Guardia Civil officers claimed they were pelted with stones by angry commuters held at the border crossing.

Commuters and tourists have had to endure queues of up to five hours over the summer to cross the Gibraltar border. Credit: PA

Delays of several hours have continued intermittently in recent weeks, caused by stringent checks imposed by the Spanish during the diplomatic row over an artificial reef sunk off Gibraltar.

Gibraltarians claim 74 concrete blocks on the seabed were necessary for environmental reasons, but the Spanish say they disrupt an area used by fishing boats.

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