Monday, 24 April 2017

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All quiet on the Brexit front

THE Easter break has brought a lull in Brexit News as MPs have been on holiday or have been more interested in other matters such as the sudden call for an election. Even Gibraltar has been relatively quiet and out of the news for a while, although media there has…

Theresa May calls for snap general election in June

THERESA MAY has announced plans to call a snap general election on June 8. The UK’s Prime Minister said the election would “ensure the stability” of the country. She further added "The country is coming together but Westminster is not," accussing other parties of risking "our ability to make a…

Brexit pensioners reconsider Costa sun and sea for staying put

THE attraction of retiring to Spain has waned just nine months after Brits voted to leave the EU according to new research from UK housing and care provider Anchor. Their poll findings reveal that 45% of people aged 50 plus are less likely to consider retiring in Europe since Brexit.…

Football thug enjoys holiday in Spain after serving less than a third of jail sentence

A FOOTBALL hooligan who attacked a fan on the pitch at the Scottish Cup final has been photographed partying in Benidorm after serving less than three months of his nine month jail sentence. Fans shopped Darren McDonald, 40, after his photo appeared in the Daily Record newspaper aiming a kick…

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European Parliament’s lead Brexit negotiator wants Brits to keep EU citizenship rights

THE European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt is calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to be “open” to a plan to help British people who want to retain EU citizenship after the UK leaves. Writing exclusively in The Independent newspaper today, Mr Verhofstadt underlined the EU’s willingness to agree…

Face to face meeting between May and Tusk following triggering of Article 50

PRIME MINISTER Theresa May welcomed President of the European Council Donald Tusk to Downing Street. The point of the two-hour meeting on the afternoon of April 6 was to discuss the situation with regards to the Article 50 notification. A Downing Street spokesperson said “The PM reiterated the UK’s desire…

Spanish woman found dead in Bristol gorge ‘feared deportation’ after Brexit vote

A SPANISH woman who was found dead in a river gorge in Bristol was worried she would be deported because of Brexit, an inquest has heard. Miriam Macarron Arroyo was found in the Avon Gorge in January (2017), four days after she was reported missing. An inquest heard she suffered…

Gibraltarians involved in row with Spaniards on Easyjet flight

A FLIGHT from Gibraltar to London Gatwick on April 4 was proceeding quite comfortably until a short time before it was due to land when, according to The Sun - which is encouraging readers to support Gibraltar – a row broke out. Speaking to an anonymous witness, it is claimed…

Possible return of the blue British passport by 2019

ALTHOUGH it appears coincidental that the current contract to print British passports, which currently rests with British company De La Rue, will expire in 2019, many are celebrating in the assumption that the new tender will include a return to a blue cover. Reports suggest that it could cost up…

Spain would not object to an independent Scotland applying to join the EU

DESPITE the fact that Spain would not want to see the break-up of the United Kingdom as a result of Brexit and despite the fact that it is rejecting the Catalonian demand for a referendum on Independence, it says it would not veto an Independent Scotland’s application to the EU.…

Gibraltar may be a pawn in the Brexit negotiations after all

THE phone lines between Gibraltar and Westminster have been busy with Chief Minister Fabian Picardo deep in conversation with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over what Picardo viewed as a “shameful” and “unacceptable” point in Donald Tusk’s response to Article 50. In this response, point 22 states that any Brexit…

Unity or division, Britain looks forward to a rocky two years

FOLLOWING the formal delivery of Britain’s decision to exit the European Union, Prime Minister May spoke to the country calling for unity now that the decision has been finally made to leave. She could well have been reflecting on Margaret Thatcher’s words when she quoted St. Francis of Assisi in…

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