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Brexit is a disaster for Gibraltar because its economic model is based on being in the single market but not in the customs union - so it can be a tax haven and smuggling base - but even Theresa May's best version of Brexit involved being in the customs union but outside the single market (because no freedom of movement). There has been no serious discussion of this in the past 4 years. Gibraltar wants a close economic relation with Spain, but at the same time needs to make noises about its inalienable Britishness. It's going to be a mess.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 19th, 2020 at 10:13:26 AM EST
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Maybe the question is how long Gibraltar can hang on with nobody crossing the border. A couple of weeks?
by asdf on Tue Sep 22nd, 2020 at 05:34:51 PM EST
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