Newstatesman Gibraltar 18 December 2015 Morning Call: The best from Gibraltar A selection of the best articles about politics, business and life on the Rock from the last seven days. Photo: Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Gibraltar’s laws about the conduct of the armed forces may be due for a bit of an extension as new legislation is being drafted, says GBC; it’s all about bringing the Rock in line with mainland UK. The Rock is used to hefty legislation thanks to the gaming organisations that work there and the regulations under which they work; a particularly big casino is due to open there next year. Sport has been in the headlines for good and bad reasons. First there’s been trouble at the Europa football ground. Second and more positively the snooker went rather well. Meanwhile Gibraltar’s UK representative Albert Poggio has hosted the traditional Christmas lunch for peers at Gibraltar House. This reminds us that it’s Christmas Day one week from today and New Years’ Day the Friday afterwards, so we’re going to award ourselves a little break from writing these bulletins until, the first full week in January. The New Statesman’s Gibraltar hub wishes all of its readers a relaxing break, whatever your beliefs and whether/however you celebrate. › How modern life distorts the way we speak English Guy Clapperton is the freelance journalist who edits the New Statesman’s Gibraltar hub. You can also find him in the Guardian, Computer Business Review and Professional Outsourcing which he edits. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!