• Scottish and Welsh ministers in formal dispute with Tories over £1bn DUP deal

    • July 20, 2017

    The Scottish and Welsh governments have begun a formal dispute with Westminster over the Tories’ £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. The devolved administrations have invoked formal dispute resolution procedures over the agreement, which includes £1 billion in new funding for Northern Ireland. In a letter to the Treasury, they argue it is

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  • Experts warn of ‘political mess, legal morass and economic disaster’

    Experts warn of ‘political mess, legal morass and economic disaster’

    • July 20, 2017

    A “chaotic Brexit” without a trade deal or agreement on the terms of withdrawal would have “widespread, damaging and pervasive” consequences for the UK, according to a new report. Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said that “no deal is better than a bad deal” on the UK’s departure from the EU. But the report

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  • There is no such thing as an unsackable minister, warns May

    There is no such thing as an unsackable minister, warns May

    • July 20, 2017

    Theresa May has issued a warning to her Cabinet ministers that none of them is “unsackable”. The Prime Minister’s comment comes after she was forced to upbraid senior colleagues after an outbreak of vicious briefing against Chancellor Philip Hammond. Mrs May received the backing of senior backbenchers to remove any ministers who were found to

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  • GSD reshuffles portfolios

    GSD reshuffles portfolios

    • July 20, 2017

    GSD Leader Roy Clinton yesterday set out his reshuffled shadow cabinet as he expressed confidence that the party will emerge “stronger” and “better” than ever before. “The GSD is not dead by any stretch of the imagination nor are we in disarray,” Mr Clinton told the Chronicle. The reshuffle of shadow portfolios was agreed by

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  • Hassan Nahon signals political plans

    Hassan Nahon signals political plans

    • July 20, 2017

    Independent MP Marlene Hassan Nahon yesterday set out her plans for a new ‘political movement’ as she declared that Gibraltar “sorely needs an alternative”. In an interview with GBC, Mrs Hassan Nahon said her collective will represent a “voice for change” in a “unified way” and at a “grass-roots and political level”. Although she declined

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  • Governor’s confidential despatch records thoughts after 1985 border opening

    Governor’s confidential despatch records thoughts after 1985 border opening

    • July 20, 2017

    The full opening of Gibraltar’s border with Spain in 1985 provided a “desperately needed” boost to an economy that had been “slowly bleeding to death” behind closed frontier gates, a former Governor observed in a confidential valedictory despatch written that year and released to the UK’s National Archives today. In the nine-page document dated October

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