Brian Reyes is the Editor of the Gibraltar Chronicle.
Gibraltar’s public sector is unsustainable in its current form “even without Brexit”, Sir Joe Bossano, the Minister for Economic Development and Public Sector Efficiency, told Parliament. Speaking during the budget debate, Mr Bossano said the public sector had grown consistently for many years under different administrations but that given the uncertainty ahead, “things will haveREAD MORE
The Gibraltar Government has failed to meet basic standards of transparency and accountability in public finance, GSD MP Roy Clinton said this week, as he accused the Chief Minister of “financial trickery”. Mr Clinton said the government was running two sets of accounting books, one public, the other “hidden and secret”. It amounted, he said,READ MORE
The Gibraltar Government is “parking most of its debt off balance sheet” and maintaining a “fundamentally opaque” approach to public finances that shields it from proper parliamentary scrutiny, Elliott Phillips, the Leader of the Opposition, said yesterday as he told Parliament that the GSD would not be supporting this year’s budget. Responding to Chief MinisterREAD MORE
Brexit “must work for Gibraltar too”, Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday as she reiterated her government’s position that the Rock is covered by the withdrawal negotiations. Speaking after delivering a statement in the House of Commons on last week’s EU Council conclusions, the Prime Minister also reaffirmed the UK’s “steadfast support” for Gibraltar andREAD MORE