• Counter narrative0

    By Anthony Lombard It strikes me the Chief Minister [‘CM’] and the Spanish Foreign Minister may be ‘peas in a pod’, given they are both prone to employing ‘counter narratives’. Needless to say, such ploys prove hugely detrimental. They disarm us, cause confusion and lull us into a false sense of security. In particular, they

  • Integration: elixir or poisoned chalice?

    Integration: elixir or poisoned chalice?0

    by Jeremy Sacramento If we take Harold Wilson’s quip that “a week is a long time in politics” as a yardstick, the past three weeks have been eternal for Gibraltar. The tumultuous weeks have seen the exemption of Gibraltar from Theresa May’s letter triggering Article 50, the inclusion of a double veto for Spain in

  • #ThinkingAllowed: Gibraltar is ours

    #ThinkingAllowed: Gibraltar is ours0

    Gibraltar is ours. We are certain and clear on our position as Gibraltarians (not Gibraltans as some of the UK media insist on calling us). Yes, we need all the support we can get. No, it doesn’t have to be, or neither do we want it, linked to any sort of violence or shameful behaviour.

  • Spain’s wasted opportunity to be pragmatic

    Spain’s wasted opportunity to be pragmatic0

    By John Alcantara Jr One has to congratulate Jimmy Burns’s dialectic dance in his article (Gibraltar: time for pragmatism). He manages to make an impassioned, if misguided appeal to pragmatism, without once mentioning the words co-sovereignty or joint sovereignty. No one in Gibraltar will be seduced by his clever argumentation, but it is fundamentally flawed.

  • Brexit and the law of unintended consequences

    Brexit and the law of unintended consequences0

    By Charles Gomez It is now becoming impossible to ignore the paradigm that each attempt by the Spanish foreign ministry to ratchet up its campaign to annex Gibraltar without the consent of the Gibraltarians seems to back-fire. In writing this opinion piece I do not mean to gloat. I genuinely and deeply worry that we

  • #Stephen’sNiche: Art and apostrophes

    #Stephen’sNiche: Art and apostrophes0

    When I first read about the mural that was going to be painted on the façade of Inces Hall I honestly thought it was an April Fool joke that had leaked. The story was published in the Chronicle on 30th March and the street artist responsible, whom I confess I’d never heard of, was Ben