Will Gibraltar be the new base for Trident if the Scottish National Party succeeds in its bid to get the weapon ejected from the UK? The Daily Mail thinks it’s a possibility, with “military sources” suggesting soundings have already taken place.
Unsurprisingly this is dependent on any outcome from the UK’s general election next week, and according to The Conversation all Gibraltarian eyes are on the outcome of that vote.
It could be that such a move would come under the purview of the proposed Consultative Council, which will work in the same way as the UK’s Privy Council according to MercoPress. The government is currently seeking feedback on the Bill to form it.
On a lighter note, depending on how seriously you take your football (if it’s life or death then it’s not a lighter note at all), BackpageFootball has spoken to the Gib manager David Wilson about how the Rock’s team has become a full member of UEFA. The youth of Gibraltar have attracted the Guardian’s attention in the meantime, with the under 16s team scoring a goal while it’s opponents, Macedonia, were celebrating their own score (no sniggering at the back).
On an even lighter note, X-Factor winner Sam Bailey is playing a gig on Gibraltar and she and the Gibraltar Chronicle are making “Rock” concert jokes in the headlines. We draw your attention to this because we’re pretty convinced no Gibraltarians will ever have heard any such puns. If not, don’t worry, there will be plenty more from us over the coming months…