• Boris knows Spain’s game on Gibraltar

    Boris knows Spain’s game on Gibraltar

    • July 15, 2016

    When he comes to assess Spain’s current stance on Gibraltar, Boris Johnson, Britain’s new Foreign Secretary, would do well to refresh his memory by looking at his own cuttings file. Back in August of 2013, when Spain tightened the screws and the border ground to a standstill, Mr Johnson, then the mayor of London, penned

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  • In the Commons, reassurance laced with uncertainty

    • July 1, 2016

    At a reception in the House of Commons this week, a Conservative MP and longstanding friend of Gibraltar reflected on the upheaval sweeping through British politics in the wake of the Brexit vote. He was one of a group of MPs who had met the Chief Minister earlier in the day to hear Gibraltar’s concerns

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  • A stern reprimand sheds light on political unity

    • July 1, 2016

    It started with the Speaker of Parliament, Adolfo Canepa, exploding in frustration. In tough terms, he scolded both the Chief Minister and the Opposition leader for their “tiresome Punch and Judy” exchanges at a time when Gibraltar was faced with an “earth shattering” challenge in the shape of Brexit. It was a stern reprimand that

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  • ‘Gibraltarian resilience will overcome Brexit challenge’

    • June 25, 2016

    Text of speech delivered byChief Minister Fabian Picardo to Parliament on June 24 The people of Gibraltar yesterday voted by 96% to 4% to remain within the European Union. Members of this House will have noted the decision of the rest of the British people who were called upon to vote yesterday which was to

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  • A ‘positive and workable roadmap’

    • June 25, 2016

    Full speech delivered by Opposition leader Daniel Feetham in Parliament on June 24. In 1980, Joseph Elliott Trudeau, the then Prime Minister of Canada, and the father of the current Prime Minister of that country, reflecting on the Quebec referendum, said: “It is obvious that these are historic moments. There are very few examples in

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  • Terra incognita

    • June 25, 2016

    The unthinkable has happened. Britain has voted to leave the EU, dragging Gibraltar with it. This community, conscious of the seismic implications of what was at stake in the referendum on EU membership, turned out in force and voted to Remain. But its voice was drowned out in the surge of support for Leave in

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  • Do your duty: Vote Remain

    Do your duty: Vote Remain

    • June 22, 2016

    by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, leader of the GSLP By now you have heard all the good economic arguments for voting to stay in the EU. You have heard so often that all politicians and unions and FSB and Chamber are united, that you are no longer surprised to see me and Sir Peter Caruana

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  • Vote Remain to preserve British Gibraltarian way of life

    Vote Remain to preserve British Gibraltarian way of life

    • June 22, 2016

      by Daniel Feetham, leader of the GSD This referendum is about preserving the British Gibraltarian way of life. In Gibraltar we are truly blessed and not only because we live in a beautiful part of the world. Our standard of living has continuously increased decade after decade. We have successfully repositioned ourselves from an

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  • ‘Ludicrous’ to vote Leave

    • June 22, 2016

    by Kayron Pozo With only hours to go before we find out the result of the Gibraltar vote for the EU referendum and after reading Tarik El-Yabani’s opinion in today’s Chronicle advocating to leave the EU, I believe it is important to remember what the EU has done for Gibraltar, either directly or indirectly. The biggest

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  • ‘It is right for our political leaders and others to point out those things that we should rightly fear’

    ‘It is right for our political leaders and others to point out those things that we should rightly fear’

    • June 22, 2016

    by former Chief Minister Sir Peter Caruana to the people of Gibraltar Since standing down from active politics I have avoided getting involved in political debates. But the very serious threats posed to the fundamental interests of Gibraltar and our children and grandchildren by Brexit requires that I do so. The Leave campaign says that

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  • Tomorrow Gibraltarians are called upon to vote for their future

    Tomorrow Gibraltarians are called upon to vote for their future

    • June 22, 2016

    In My Opinion by Gemma Vasquez, Chairperson of the Gibraltar Strong In Europe Campaign   There are several instances in Gibraltar history, which have stood out as being of seminal significance. This is one such occasion.  As with the 1967 and 2002 referendums – this is a pivotal event.  This is a vote which defines the direction

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  • Vote Remain – Let’s lead, not leave, the EU

    Vote Remain – Let’s lead, not leave, the EU

    • June 22, 2016

    In My Opinion by Joseph Barker Vote Remain on 23rd June for a positive, stronger and safer future for Gibraltar in the EU.   Britain and Gibraltar are stronger, safer and better off in the EU – stronger with more influence on the world stage to defend Gibraltar’s self determination, safer with the European Arrest

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