• Clear message from May

    Clear message from May0

    In her Article 50 letter yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May did not make a single explicit reference to Gibraltar. People here will be disappointed about that, but they should not be. After her statement in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister was asked about Gibraltar’s absence from the letter. Was it a case of

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  • Chief Minister’s statement to Parliament on the Prime Minister triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty

    Chief Minister’s statement to Parliament on the Prime Minister triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty0

    by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo At one thirty Central European Time, the Prime Minister Theresa May informed the House of Commons that she has formerly written to the President of the European Council activating the operation of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon in respect of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

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  • Schengen changes just days away, but questions remain at the border

    Schengen changes just days away, but questions remain at the border0

    New EU rules requiring tighter checks at Schengen borders will come into force on April 7, but there is still little clarity as to how Spain will implement the changes at its frontier with Gibraltar. The amendment to the Schengen Border Code was first proposed in the wake of terrorist attacks in 2015. After nearly

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  • #Stephen’sNiche: A short-lived love-in with Scotland

    #Stephen’sNiche: A short-lived love-in with Scotland0

    Is the romance, such as it was, between Fabian Picardo and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon over? Listening to the Chief Minister on GBC’s Direct Democracy programme last week it would seem so. When the UK as a whole voted in last year’s EU Referendum to leave the European Union Gibraltar was left casting about

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  • ‘Red Len’s’ message to the Rock

    ‘Red Len’s’ message to the Rock0

    By Len McClusky Gibraltar is uniquely exposed to the hard Brexit being pursued by Theresa May as she prepares to trigger Article 50. The implications for Unite members here are deep and serious. The extent of trade and social links between Gibraltar and Spain present the Rock’s industries with profound challenges. Unite members, Gibraltar residents,

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  • #ThinkingAllowed: Sorry seems to be the hardest word

    #ThinkingAllowed: Sorry seems to be the hardest word0

    The runway incident led to a serious and tense situation both on the day and its immediate aftermath. The worsening of any diplomatic row has been avoided thanks to one of the most powerful words in the English language. Whether you agree or not with the handling of this situation the apology from the senior

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