• #Miscellanea: Spanglish

    #Miscellanea: Spanglish0

    It was ten in the morning and I was sitting in the hotel’s complimentary shuttle bus. I had about two and a half hours left before my train journey to Madrid, and I was hoping to squeeze in a last-minute visit to Toledo Cathedral. There were only three people in the mini-van apart from myself

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  • Chief Minister budget speech

    Chief Minister budget speech0

      Mr Speaker, I have the honour to move that the Bill now be read a second time. Introduction 1. Mr Speaker, this is my fifteenth budget address as a Member of this Parliament. 2. It is my seventh budget address as Chief Minister. 3. And in delivering it, Mr Speaker, I am already facing

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  • Budget Address from the leader of the Opposition

    Budget Address from the leader of the Opposition0

    Budget address by the leader of the Opposition, Elliott Phillips INTRODUCTION 1. MR SPEAKER this is my third budget contribution and my first as Parliamentary Leader of the Opposition. It is a privilege and a great honour to lead the Opposition in this House on behalf of the people of Gibraltar. 2. MR SPEAKER before

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  • Mood music

    Mood music0

    Anyone expecting a change in Spain’s Brexit stance toward Gibraltar would have been disappointed by developments in Brussels this week. They should have been looking at Madrid instead. The reference to Gibraltar in the European Council’s conclusions yesterday should not come as a surprise. Having secured the Clause 24 veto from EU partners, Spain was

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  • Gibraltar in the European Union: In and Out

    Gibraltar in the European Union: In and Out0

    This is the text of a lecture delivered by Gibraltar’s Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, at the University of Gibraltar on June 29 by Dr Joseph Garcia, Deputy Chief Minister I will be looking at a very topical issue today. I say that because the title of my talk is “Gibraltar and the European

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  • #Miscellanea: On men and borders

    #Miscellanea: On men and borders0

    ‘Aquí lo que hay que seh,’ the bearded man half-shouted to his friend on the other side of Cathedral Square, ‘eh cerra la frontera una veh por toah.’ I’m not sure why the fellow came up with this remark, but his words made me think of ‘On the Border: Two Cities, Two Countries, Common Ground’,

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