• Political grilling

    Political grilling0

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo paid a visit to St Mary’s First School this week, where he met pupils and viewed their work on local politics. The pupils put Mr Picardo “in the hot seat” and asked probing questions, before showing Mr Picardo their displays on past and present Chief Ministers. The project was part of

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  • Gibraltar ‘won’t blink and accept a bad Brexit deal’, Picardo warns

    Gibraltar ‘won’t blink and accept a bad Brexit deal’, Picardo warns0

    Gibraltar will not allow itself to be pushed into a bad withdrawal deal as Brexit negotiations enter the final stage, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo warned last night, adding: “We are not going to blink.” Addressing the annual dinner of the Gibraltar Society of Accountants, Mr Picardo said he remained optimistic that a good agreement could

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  • Chief Minister leaves the Rock for Labour Party conference

    Chief Minister leaves the Rock for Labour Party conference0

    The Chief Minister Fabian Picardo leaves for Liverpool today where he will host the traditional Gibraltar Reception during the Labour Party conference. This will provide an opportunity to update leadership of the party, MPs, MEPS and delegates on the latest political developments in Gibraltar as we prepare to leave the European Union. Mr Picardo will

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  • Picardo shrugs off ‘no deal’ gloom with positive Brexit message ahead of National Day

    Picardo shrugs off ‘no deal’ gloom with positive Brexit message ahead of National Day0

    The UK and the European Union are “very close” to a Brexit agreement that is “likely” to benefit Gibraltar and its neighbouring region, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said yesterday ahead of the Rock’s last National Day as a member of the EU. As parliamentarians from the UK arrived in Gibraltar for Monday’s celebrations, Mr Picardo

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  • Chief Minister budget speech

    Chief Minister budget speech0

      Mr Speaker, I have the honour to move that the Bill now be read a second time. Introduction 1. Mr Speaker, this is my fifteenth budget address as a Member of this Parliament. 2. It is my seventh budget address as Chief Minister. 3. And in delivering it, Mr Speaker, I am already facing

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  • Picardo balances ‘caution and optimism’ in Brexit budget

    Picardo balances ‘caution and optimism’ in Brexit budget0

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo delivered “a Brexit budget” yesterday that sought to balance “caution with optimism and prudence with investment” as Gibraltar prepares to leave the European Union next year. In a wide-ranging two-hour speech that provided a snapshot of current political and economic developments, the Chief Minister said his government’s plans for the year

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