The Chief Minister continues to display his contempt for Parliament in his latest diatribe and his personal attack on the Hon Roy Clinton MP, which attempts to undermine the role of the Opposition and thus democracy in Gibraltar.

Mr Clinton said in response:

“The Chief Minister evidently does not like to be corrected or held to account which is my job as an Opposition MP. Parliament is meant to be a check on the Executive and it is the role of Opposition to scrutinise and hold the Government to account, not be its cheerleader nor to rubber stamp its legislation blindly.

Brexit is a matter of deep concern to our community and the Government needs to allow proper debate in Parliament. The personal comments and language the Chief Minister has directed at me only demonstrate his growing insecurity and pathetic immaturity.

The Chief Minister can rest assured that, when I am called to do so by the electorate, I am ready, willing and able to take on responsibility for the public affairs of Gibraltar.”