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MPs urge Government to threaten Gibraltar legal action

MPs have called on the Government to threaten Spain with legal action over Gibraltar. The Foreign Affairs Committee called for a "more robust" response to incursions into British territorial waters and urged ministers to "get off the fence".

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MPs urge Government to threaten Gibraltar legal action

A cross-party committee of MPs has called on the Government to threaten Spain with legal action over its treatment of Gibraltar.

The MPs called for the Government to take firm action over the British territory. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Foreign Affairs Committee also called for a "more robust" response to incursions into British territorial waters and urged ministers to "get off the fence".

The committee said ministers should now set out "naval and police options" to stop Spanish vessels entering British waters, as well as threatening to take Spain to the European Court for breaching EU treaty obligations.

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