Brian Reyes is the Editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle.
A UK minister who was involved in negotiations with the Gibraltar Government to ensure continued post-Brexit access to the UK market for Gibraltar-based firms was last night appointed Brexit Secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May. Stephen Barclay, who until yesterday was a junior health minister but had previously served as Economic Secretary to the Treasury,READ MORE
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo insisted last night that Gibraltar was “ready for any eventuality” in the fractured Brexit landscape, even as he gave a ringing endorsement of embattled Prime Minister Theresa May, who he said was “far from hanging from a thread”. Mrs May came under intense pressure yesterday as critics mauled her draft WithdrawalREAD MORE
The Gibraltar Protocol contained in the draft UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement respects the UK’s constitutional relationship with Gibraltar. It also makes clear that the agreement is without prejudice to the respective legal positions of the UK and Spain on sovereignty and jurisdiction. As such, if – and it is a big if – Theresa May andREAD MORE
Prime Minister Theresa May said tonight that her Cabinet had agreed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement, in a development welcomed by the Gibraltar Government. “The collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration,” Mrs May said outside her Downing Street residence after a five-hourREAD MORE