UK Gibraltar

The Commonwealth Offers Hope To Voters Who Expect Credible Elections

Patricia Scotland QC | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Politics
Patricia Scotland QC

We are committed to helping all our member countries, wherever they are on their democratic journey. In doing so, we aim to justify the sense of hope and optimism which all voters deserve to feel on election day.

Three Reasons Why Brexit Means The Break Up Of The UK

Jackie Kemp | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

Talking to English friends recently, it has become apparent to me that they don't really think that the United Kingdom is in the process of breaking up as a result of Brexit. It will all blow over, they insist, when everyone realises what a great success Brexit is. Things will unfold like England after the Reformation - sure there were difficult times, some beheadings, a few burnings.

Brexit And Gibraltar Shows The UK's Appetite For Empire Has Not Waned

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

Brexit and Gibraltar exposes how an isolationist country will fare outside the EU, and Britain has fallen right down that trapdoor.

Brexit Briefing: This Just Got Real - Now Comedians Are Being Affected By Brexit

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics

All you need to know from the world of Brexit this week. You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to you...

Easter Outrage, Sabre-Rattling, And Antisemitism? Britain, Stop Acting Like America

Skylar Baker-Jordan | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics
Skylar Baker-Jordan

An old white man saying something bigoted. The sound of outraged reactionaries complaining about an assault on Christian holidays. A nation on the verge of declaring war because of a minor diplomatic scuffle. There is nothing like America at Christmastime.

What If Theresa May Was Actually Willing To Give Gibraltar Away As Leverage?

Andrew Shaw | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Shaw

Which brings me to Gibraltar. British-owned since 1713, many Brits would rather the days of rationing were brought back than see Spain get their hands on the territory. Does Theresa agree with them? I'm not so sure, especially if it gets in the way of her proposals for a hard Brexit.

7 Things Theresa May Wouldn't Criticise After Outspoken Attack On Easter Egg Hunt

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May on Tuesday broke from her notoriously default no-comment position to launch a scathing attack on two British institutions for their promot...

This Vote Leave Pledge On Gibraltar Is The Latest Brexit Promise To 'Hit The Dust'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK

A Vote Leave pledge that Brexit would “protect” Gibraltar is being derided after diplomatic tensions with Spain spiked over the disputed territory...

'We Will Not Send A Taskforce To Gibraltar' Downing Street Calms Talk Of War With Spain

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Politics

Downing Street today confirmed it would not be sending a military taskforce to Gibraltar amid suggestions of war with Spain over the British territory...

People Are Asking 'WTF Has Brexit Unleashed?' Amid 'War With Spain' And £500m Blue Passports

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK

Politicians and commentators have reacted with anger and disbelief over a top Tory’s suggestion the UK should be prepared to threaten war with Spain...

Sunday Shows: War With Spain, Three-Day Weekends And Labour Council Election Fears

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show It has a population of around 33,000 and is less than three square miles, but the peninsula of Gibraltar dominated the Sunday sho...

'We Will Go To War With Spain Over Gibraltar' Warns Ex-Tory Leader Lord Howard

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Politics

Former Tory leader #LordHoward uses the 35th anniversary of the Falklands conflict to explain why he's optimistic about Gibraltar #Ridge pic.twitter.c...

Brexit Puts Gibraltar's Future As British Territory At Stake, As EU Gives Spain Veto

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

Brexit could threaten Gibraltar’s future as a British overseas territory, as the EU has said it would give Spain a veto on how any deal would apply ...

The United Kingdom Should Declare Its Own Independence From The Overseas Territories

David Lindsay | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

Gibraltar wants to remain in the European Union even if the United Kingdom voted to leave. Gibraltar can please itself. Nowhere is compelled to be a B...

Gibraltar Kicks Off At Ed Miliband For Calling It A Tax Haven

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics

Gibraltar's leader has written to Ed Miliband to tell him the territory is not a tax haven. Chief minister Fabian Picardo said it was "unfair" to c...

Has the Foreign Office Forgotten About Gibraltar? Labour's Five Point Plan to Support Gibraltar

Gareth Thomas | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Thomas

Whilst I've travelled twice to the island in the last six months, unfortunately no Foreign Office Minister has visited the island since the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo formed his administration in 2011. That's why Labour is calling for a Foreign Office Minister to visit the island as soon as possible to witness first hand the unnecessary delays and disruption to travellers trying to cross the border.

Spanish Ship Stages Incursion Into British Gibraltar Waters

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Spanish ambassador has been summoned to the Foreign Office following an incursion into British Gibraltar territorial waters by a Spanish state res...

What Happened When Gibraltar Was Drawn Against Spain In The Euro Qualifiers?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Sport

Gibraltar was drawn in the same Euro 2016 football tournament qualifying group as Spain - only to be moved to another for political reasons. The bl...

Government Bill Ignores Gibraltar Excellence and Puts Consumers at Risk

Peter Howitt | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Howitt

The Gambling Licensing Bill, fast approaching its final stages, plans to change online gambling licensing laws and if passed will undermine the excellent protection afforded to UK customers by Gibraltar and its online gambling operators, who currently supply the majority of UK consumer online gambling transactions.

Gambling Bill's Regulatory Failings Highlighted in Lords Debate

Peter Howitt | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Howitt

Last week's committee stage debate in the House of Lords highlighted concern and confusion over the powers afforded to the Gambling Commission to regulate foreign operators, under the proposed Gambling Bill.

Government Plans Could See a Quarter of Punters Drift to the Black Market

Peter Howitt | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Howitt

The only real winner under the current proposals would not be the consumers who need protecting, nor the government wishing to raise revenues, but instead the unscrupulous black market bookmakers capitalising on the misfortune of firms currently championed for their regulatory excellence.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 29 November 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Spare a thought for animated waxwork and pan-disgraced ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi, who has finally been turfed out of parliament following his tax fraud conviction. Being a political outcast probably won't affect him too much: the wilderness would make for a decent tax shelter...

New Gilbraltar Row Sparked By Diplomatic Bag Incident

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

The Foreign Office is furious after Spanish police opened and search a British diplomatic bag heading for Gibraltar. Diplomatic bags, which are use...

Spanish Ambassador Summoned Over Gibraltar Row

PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

The Spanish Ambassador is to be summoned to the Foreign Office after a Spanish research vessel entered the port of Gibraltar, the Foreign and Commonwe...

Spanish Border Checks In Gibraltar Dispute 'Not Illegal'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Spain has been cleared by the European Commission of accusations the government broke EU rules by stepping up checks on people passing between the Spa...