• Good news, but…

    Good news, but…

    • October 28, 2016

    by David Hughes Gibraltar’s Parliament has voted to introduce marriage equality. That is undoubtedly a positive step. The sky has not fallen in, no doubt to the disappointment of that poor-man’s Peter Hitchens double-act, Charles Gomez & Eric Ellul, who had forecast all sorts of calamity if gay people were granted equality. But maybe Charles

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  • Where is Spain Going?

    Where is Spain Going?

    • October 23, 2016

    The famous and very successful Spanish tourism slogan of the 1960s – “Spain is different” – which it was then as the country was the only dictatorship in Western Europe apart from Portugal – has come back to haunt Spaniards, but this time for very different reasons. The country has been without a functioning government

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  • Miles from La Moncloa

    Miles from La Moncloa

    • October 19, 2016

    Spain’s acting Foreign Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, paid his first formal visit to the Campo yesterday, but he did not even get a glimpse of the Rock on which he has exerted so much negative energy over the past few years. As if on cue, a heavy sea mist enveloped Gibraltar and hid it from

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  • The price of NO

    The price of NO

    • October 18, 2016

    By Fabian Picardo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar It is during tough times when you realise who your real friends are. It was in 1984 when Gibraltar extended European Community rights to Spanish citizens working on the Rock, two years ahead of Spain, which joined the European Economic Community in 1986. At what price? The full opening

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  • Scribbled in the margins, a clear message to Spain

    Scribbled in the margins, a clear message to Spain

    • October 6, 2016

    As they walked into the UN Fourth Committee session in New York on Tuesday, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Gibraltar delegation were expecting a full-frontal diplomatic assault from Spain. For days in the run-up to the meeting, the rightwing Spanish daily ABC, which can be relied on to reflect Madrid’s line, had prepared the

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  • Reforming education- moving beyond the classroom

    Reforming education- moving beyond the classroom

    • September 21, 2016

    by Elliott Phillips MP, Shadow Minister for Justice,  Equality, Youth, Education, Employment Drugs and Rehabilitation  of Offenders It has long been said that our children are our future ambassadors and the provision of education is vitally important. We can all, I think, agree with that statement.  At the opening of Parliament the Chief Minister reasserted the Government’s commitment

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  • National Day message – Dr Joseph Garcia

    National Day message – Dr Joseph Garcia

    • September 11, 2016

    We commemorate the past and look forward to the future. On 10 September 1967 the people of Gibraltar decided for the first time whether their future lay with the United Kingdom or with Spain. We chose overwhelmingly to remain with the UK. Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of that momentous decision. We also

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  • Opposition leader Daniel Feetham – National Day message

    Opposition leader Daniel Feetham – National Day message

    • September 9, 2016

    This year we celebrate national day against the backdrop of the EU referendum result. A referendum that was described by the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, as an “existential choice”. In Gibraltar it was described across the political spectrum as “existential to our current economic model”. I have no doubt, that

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  • Marlene Hassan Nahon – National Day message

    Marlene Hassan Nahon – National Day message

    • September 9, 2016

    Since National Day became a fixture on our calendar, it has become an occasion to celebrate the strong unity among the people who call this Rock our home. This is a unity which we have shown to the world on many occasions. We showed it in the 1967 Referendum, which this day marks as its

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  • Politics and sport

    Politics and sport

    • August 25, 2016

    It is often said that politics and sport should not be mixed. Sometimes though, it is unavoidable. The judgement of the Court of Arbitration for Sport that we report on today is one such instance. In it, a panel of seasoned arbitrators makes a series of observations that could have important wider ramifications for Gibraltar

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  • Where there’s talent, there’s money

    • August 22, 2016

    By Mike Nicholls When predicting the future of post-Brexit Gibraltar, it is increasingly apparent that Gibraltar’s growth industries should be those where the border with Spain has minimal impact. Whilst everyone has their opinion on what will happen at the border once Brexit becomes reality, the industries that do not rely on goods or labour

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  • 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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