Promoted Newstatesman Gibraltar 19 February 2016 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 Ties between Gibraltar and the US appear to be strengthening, with a visit from congressman George Holding reported in the Gibraltar Chronicle. GBC also highlights the event. Gibraltar’s international standing has been in people’s thoughts of late, with the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the peninsula’s role in the Spanish Civil War. Back in the present day Spain itself continues to accuse the Rock of being a tax haven from all political sides. This story has only just broken but no doubt Gib will defend itself vigorously against the allegation; here’s a clipping from last year in which it does so when accused of haven-ship (or whatever the word might be) by the then Labour leader Ed Miliband. Maybe the Spanish are sore after a document-less Polish man was able to steal a police car because the keys were in the ignition and made off to Gibraltar - it’s OK, the police on that side of the border apprehended him and the car has been repatriated, we imagine. › Performance art is a story of falling in love with the lens 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!