Tommy Norton is a Gibraltarian researcher and journalist based in London.
By Tommy Norton in London Former Partido Popular (PP) leader Jose Maria Aznar gained a “substantial boost” from a visit to London on the eve of the 1993 Spanish elections, during which he discussed Gibraltar with Prime Minister John Major, according to papers released to The National Archives. Mr Aznar, who had been courted byREAD MORE
Documents detailing the British Cabinet’s discussions over Gibraltar in December 1994, amid speculation that Whitehall was threatening to impose ‘direct rule’, have been released to the public but remain heavily redacted. According to the papers, the Cabinet met to discuss the situation in Gibraltar on 15 December 1994, the day after The Independent newspaper hadREAD MORE
Historical Downing Street documents on Gibraltar have been withheld from public release for the third time in as many years. More than 500 Cabinet Office files will be made public today at The National Archives in west London, the majority dating from the early years of John Major’s government. However around a hundred files, includingREAD MORE
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