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20th May 2022, 12:34

'We are at the point of something very great... or at the doors of an abyss almost as negative as that of the year 1969' - Chief Minister to Brexit Conference by University of Cadiz

The Chief Minister has underlined how much is riding on the ongoing UK-EU treaty negotiations and how significantly varied the results could be.

In a message to the Conference on Brexit held by the University of Cadiz, Fabian Picardo said:

"We are at the point of something very great, very positive and historically important, or at the doors of an abyss almost as negative as that of the year 1969."

He said that he's confident that with the goodwill seen from all negotiating parties an agreement to create common benefits will soon be arrived at, "in line with what the respective populations of
this beautiful part of the world deserve".

The Chief Minister asked all parties for "one last effort of intellectual and political generosity for the good of everyone... one last effort of imagination to take this pernicious history to a positive ending".

You can read his full message here.