• #Miscellanea: El Conde de Orgaz0

    I arrive in Toledo on the day they are unveiling a statue to Federico Bahamontes, the 1959 Tour de France winner popularly known as the ‘Eagle of Toledo’. Because la Calle Real del Arrabal, the main road connecting the train station with el centro histórico, is thronged with cycling enthusiasts, the bus driver has to

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  • #Miscellanea: Tierra de Santos

    #Miscellanea: Tierra de Santos0

    ‘Bienvenido, caballero, al museo del Convento de la Encarnación,’ the old man says in a quavering voice. ‘Por favor, sígame a través de esta puerta.’ I do as bidden and find myself in a spacious antechamber filled with antique furniture and statues of saints. I had been expecting to find other tourists gathered here for

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  • ‘A Civil Service and Public Sector we can be Proud of’

    ‘A Civil Service and Public Sector we can be Proud of’0

    by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo Much is being said these days about the Public Sector and the Civil Service, particularly about my Government’s support for this central pillar of our civic and business communities. As Minister with responsibility for the Civil Service and as Chairman of the Gibraltar Development Corporation, I have a clear view

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  • #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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