• Homophobia is not a thing of the past

    Homophobia is not a thing of the past

    • May 17, 2019

    by Ivan Hernandez On International Day Against Homophobia (May 17th) it is worth remembering that LGBTQ+ people still face immense pressures worldwide and are persecuted in 73 countries. Punishments range from a few years in prison, like in Morocco, to longer sentences, life imprisonment or even death. Brunei recently introduced stoning to death, and Saudi

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  • A teacher’s perspective on the pay adjustment claim

    A teacher’s perspective on the pay adjustment claim

    • May 14, 2019

    By Pablo Hernandez Recent events and comments regarding the teachers’ pay adjustment claim have been incredibly disrespectful and hurtful to teaching professionals. Although everyone has the right to express their views freely, that right comes with a responsibility to the truth. This is a core value in my teaching, so it was with dismay that

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  • To invest in education, we must invest in educators

    To invest in education, we must invest in educators

    • May 10, 2019

    By Jonathan Ablitt This is an unapologetic defence of our teachers, whom for so long have silently and diligently ‘got on with’ the underappreciated and deeply challenging job of providing an education – formal and otherwise – to generation after generation of Gibraltarians. The day-to-day challenges that teachers face are ones that only they can

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  • #InPerspective: Of teachers and pay claims, A call for reasonableness

    #InPerspective: Of teachers and pay claims, A call for reasonableness

    • May 8, 2019

    With the risk of placing myself in the line-of-fire, I have decided to enter the fray on what is visibly Gibraltar’s most emotionally charged issue of the last few months: the teacher’s claim for a 29%-46% pay increase. I am doing so because the discussions thus far appear to be devoid of objectivity and clarity,

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  • A vote for the future, not the past

    A vote for the future, not the past

    • April 29, 2019

    A few days ago, the far-right party Vox looked set to secure solid support in Spain’s general election, perhaps even as kingmaker in a coalition of the right to oust the Socialists from their precarious grip on power in Madrid. That scenario has thankfully receded after Sunday’s vote. The populists led by Santiago Abascal won

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  • When Brexit lies take centre stage, they must be challenged and defeated at every turn

    When Brexit lies take centre stage, they must be challenged and defeated at every turn

    • April 18, 2019

    By Alastair Campbell As Notre Dame burned, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt diplomatically tweeted his sympathy …‘thinking of all our friends in France … heart-breaking for the millions who love this great cathedral and great city across the world.’ Similar messages poured in from around the globe, from Donald Trump’s monomaniacal advice on how to

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  • EU must guard against exploitation of Brexit for inappropriate political gain

    EU must guard against exploitation of Brexit for inappropriate political gain

    • April 15, 2019

    by Petr Ježek The political will on both sides has been clear from the outset. In the event of a disorderly United Kingdom departure from the European Union (“hard Brexit”), there should be a visa exemption for UK citizens travelling to the EU, and reciprocally for EU citizens travelling to the UK. Therefore when the

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  • Gibraltar’s Brexit tightrope

    Gibraltar’s Brexit tightrope

    • April 12, 2019

    Despite the tiresome prospect of another six months of Brexit uncertainty, we are far better off now than we were a month ago. Back then, it was Theresa May’s deal or no deal. Now, the UK Parliament has made clear that it will not countenance a hard Brexit. Instead of a binary choice, the PM’s

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  • Colony footnote is a Pyrrhic ‘victory’ for Spain

    Colony footnote is a Pyrrhic ‘victory’ for Spain

    • April 4, 2019

    Spain may have got its way in the row over the ‘colony’ footnote but it is worth noting a few points to cut through the ridiculous grandstanding of Spanish MEPs and media yesterday. Gibraltar is on the UN list of non-self-governing territories, that much is true. But this is solely because the UN’s criteria for

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  • ANALYSIS: No end in sight to Brexit saga

    ANALYSIS: No end in sight to Brexit saga

    • March 30, 2019

    After months building up to the Brexit deadline, March 29, 2019, came and went and we are still in the EU. Here’s the good news: Yesterday’s vote in the House of Commons means there is now less chance of Brexit happening than there was three days ago. For most of us, however slim the odds,

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  • ANALYSIS: Interpreting a tax treaty is complex business, even for experts

    ANALYSIS: Interpreting a tax treaty is complex business, even for experts

    • March 23, 2019

    The tax treaty covering Gibraltar and Spain is at the centre of a fierce political row between the Gibraltar Government and the GSD over its implications for this community. The GSD says the agreement is “intrusive and harmful” and is damaging for the Rock’s interests, allowing Spain a say in the tax affairs of individuals

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  • A mad week in Brexitland

    A mad week in Brexitland

    • March 16, 2019

    The prospect of a hard Brexit, with its unforeseen and unpredictable economic consequences, has receded a little. While it remains the default legal position on March 29 in the absence of a deal, a majority of MPs in the House of Commons signalled clearly this week that they will not countenance such an outcome. We

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