• #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

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  • Gibraltar: time for pragmatism

    Gibraltar: time for pragmatism0

    by Jimmy Burns With Easter past, not short of dark omens, but also regenerating the hopes of men and women of goodwill for a better future, it may be worth reflecting that around this time just over 19 years ago the parties of Northern Ireland and the British and Irish governments signed an agreement covering

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  • What the UK General Election means for the Gibraltar property market

    What the UK General Election means for the Gibraltar property market0

    by Mike Nicholls Yesterday’s announcement was another surprise in the world of politics. So what will be the impact on the Gibraltar property market? Since the referendum, the Gibraltar property market has been remarkably resilient. Within a week of last year’s shock vote, there was a surge in rental demand and within a few weeks,

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  • Why Spain would like a ‘soft’ Brexit for the UK

    Why Spain would like a ‘soft’ Brexit for the UK0

    Spain has good reasons for wanting the best possible relationship between Britain and the EU as a result of Brexit, but it cannot allow the UK to be better off outside the EU than inside it. The Spain-UK relation has become increasingly significant in terms of trade, direct investment, tourism, fisheries and the number of

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  • ‘Any future arrangement must protect our members’ jobs’

    ‘Any future arrangement must protect our members’ jobs’0

    by Gerard Coyne, candidate for the General Secretary of Unite. As Theresa May triggered Article 50 last week, I know workers in Gibraltar have been left unsure as to the effect Brexit will have on their livelihoods. Free movement and trade with Europe have been the foundations for Gibraltar’s economy, and if I’m elected General

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  • Stephen’sNiche: Some thoughts on electoral reform

    Stephen’sNiche: Some thoughts on electoral reform0

    The sad passing recently of Dr. Cecil Isola brought to mind just how difficult it is for anyone who’s not a member of a political party in Gibraltar to obtain a seat in parliament. Dr. Isola stood for election three times as an Independent and in 1980 was just 804 votes short of making it

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