Tommy Norton is a Gibraltarian researcher and journalist based in London.
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
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