Tommy Norton is a Gibraltarian researcher and journalist based in London.
A Downing Street file on British policy towards Gibraltar is among almost 200 files that are now due for release but which have been ‘retained’ by the Cabinet Office and will not be made public today. The retained file covers a five year period from December 1986 to March 1992 during which two general electionsREAD MORE
Jose Maria Aznar’s Partido Popular (PP) made a concerted effort to woo UK Conservative Prime Minister John Major during the early days of his premiership, according to newly declassified files that set out how British officials considered using the approach as an opportunity to impress on the PP the negative effects of its “strident” positionREAD MORE
The crucial role of intercepted German signals intelligence in wartime Gibraltar is laid bare in a secret MI5 report released to The National Archives today. The newly-declassified 47-page report was written at the end of the war by Herbert Hart, the head of MI5’s B1B section, whose role was to analyse decrypted communications picked upREAD MORE
Margaret Thatcher denounced as “a disgraceful whitewash” a report by Lord Windlesham into Thames Television’s ‘Death on the Rock’ documentary about the 1988 killing of three IRA suspects in Gibraltar, newly released confidential files reveal. The British Government had attempted to prevent the broadcast of the programme in April 1988, fearing it would prejudice theREAD MORE