• 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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  • Gibraltar needs the EU

    Gibraltar needs the EU

    • June 22, 2016

    In my opinion by Vijay Daryanani   There is no doubt that Gibraltar stands at a crossroads this month with the upcoming EU referendum. We have a big decision to make, one that will affect the future of our children and grandchildren in years to come.   As a businessman and Main Street trader these

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  • In our Out: Will it make a difference?

    • June 22, 2016

    In My Opinion by Tarik El-Yabani I have read with some interest (and plenty of cynicism) the very articulate pieces your paper has published arguing for continued membership of the European Union. I just wanted to make the following points to those who claim that a “leave” vote is riskier than a “remain” vote: The

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  • The right decision

    • June 17, 2016

    David Cameron had no option yesterday but to cancel the Stronger IN Europe rally in Casemates. The tragic news of the death of Labour MP Jo Cox, a 41-year old mother of two, overshadowed everything else. As the news filtered through to Gibraltar, the Prime Minister and his team shared the shock and sadness of

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  • A once in a lifetime vote

    • May 31, 2016

    by Aaron Santos This is the first time that I write an article of this sort and it is the importance of remaining in the European Union (EU) that has motivated me to do so. With university life shortly approaching, I am wondering to myself, will I have as many opportunities if there were a

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  • Shoes on the Danube

    Shoes on the Danube

    • May 31, 2016

    On the shores of the Danube in Budapest recently, a moving memorial to murdered Jews gave me pause for thought amid the bluster of the EU referendum debate. The memorial on the Pest side of the river is called ‘Shoes on the Danube Promenade’ and consists of 60 pairs of rusting metal shoes of the

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  • The European Union and Gibraltar

    • May 25, 2016

    by The Rt Hon the Lord Luce KG GCVO All of us in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar are aware of the importance of the Referendum on 23 June to decide whether we remain members of the Union. It is a momentous decision for each of us as it will affect our future, even more for

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  • ‘Did his lips move?’

    • May 23, 2016

    by Prof. Dr. Samuel Abudarham One of many jokes about politicians which rings very true for some politicos asks “How can one tell when a politician is being disingenuous?” The answer? “His lips move!” And the other is “What do you get when you cross a Godfather with a politician?” Answer? “An offer you cannot

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  • ‘Gibraltar’s Referendum’

    • May 23, 2016

    by Maurice Xiberras Having urged the Chief Minister to ‘keep the head’ when the threat of Brexit first broke out, it may sound a contradiction to own up and say that I myself have scarcely had a good night’s sleep since! There is of course no contradiction. President Richard Nixon (“Six Crises”) made the point

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  • Every vote counts on June 23

    • May 19, 2016

    by Trevor Hammond In this opinion it is not my intention to make lengthy arguments about how vital it is to the Gibraltar economy for us to remain in the EU, although it is undoubtedly so. Those arguments have been made repeatedly and will be made again between now and the referendum on the 23rd

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  • Crystal clear

    • May 12, 2016

    The Foreign Secretary’s whistle stop visit to Gibraltar yesterday focused attention on the risks that a British exit from the European Union would pose to this community. Philip Hammond’s admission that a Brexit would ‘seriously impair’ the UK’s ability to stand up for Gibraltar represented the starkest warning yet. Brexit is “…as big a threat

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  • UK and Gibraltar face huge uncertainty outside EU

    UK and Gibraltar face huge uncertainty outside EU

    • May 12, 2016

    by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Chief Minister Fabian Picardo Gibraltar has been a bastion of the British way of life on the Mediterranean for more than 300 years. Its role as a strategic British military base is well-known and under our watch, that will continue. But Gibraltar is now so much more.  From its

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