• Political spat over Sir Graham’s Brexit ‘lunatics’ tweet

    Political spat over Sir Graham’s Brexit ‘lunatics’ tweet

    • January 5, 2017

    Sir Graham Watson, Gibraltar’s advisor in Brussels, drew criticism from the GSD yesterday after he described Britain’s EU policy makers as “lunatics” in a tweet. Sir Graham, a long-time friend of this community who has championed Gibraltar in the EU, was tweeting about the shock resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers, Britain’s EU ambassador. “Sir Ivan

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  • Gib’s Brexit position ‘well understood’ by UK, Garcia says

    Gib’s Brexit position ‘well understood’ by UK, Garcia says

    • January 5, 2017

    The shock resignation of Britain’s top EU diplomat will not impact negatively on Gibraltar’s efforts to ensure its position is properly reflected in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia said yesterday. Sir Ivan Rogers had worked closely with the Gibraltar Government since his appointment as the UK Permanent Representative in Brussels

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  • UK’s EU ambassador attacks ‘muddled thinking’ in his resignation letter

    • January 4, 2017

    Britain’s outgoing EU ambassador has hit out at the “ill-founded arguments and muddled thinking” of politicians in his shock resignation letter. Sir Ivan Rogers unexpectedly quit just months after he sparked controversy by warning the Government that a post-Brexit trade deal could take a decade to finalise, and even then may fail to get ratified by member

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  • Ceuta border guards find migrant hidden in suitcase

    Ceuta border guards find migrant hidden in suitcase

    • January 4, 2017

    Border guards in Ceuta detained a Moroccan suspected of attempting to smuggle migrants concealed in a suitcase and another suspected of hiding migrants in a car. Guardia Civil officiers found a 19-year-old migrant from Gabon hidden in a suitcase pushed on a trolley by a woman who tried to cross the land border from Morocco

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  • Sir Ivan Rogers resigns as UK’s ambassador to EU

    Sir Ivan Rogers resigns as UK’s ambassador to EU

    • January 4, 2017

    Britain’s EU ambassador, described by officials here yesterday as ‘a skilled expert with a clear and solid grasp of Gibraltar-related issues’, has quit his post just months before tough Brexit negotiations are set to begin. The surprise move by Sir Ivan Rogers comes after he provoked controversy with a private warning to the British Government that a

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  • Surge in Christmas patients puts strain on hospital beds

    Surge in Christmas patients puts strain on hospital beds

    • January 4, 2017

    A surge in the number of patients over the Christmas break forced managers at St Bernard’s Hospital to roll out extra beds to meet demand. The seasonal pressures struck during the festive period with the GHA executive team stating hospital staff had to enact procedures to deal with the pressures on bed availability. The strain

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