Morning Call: The best from Gibraltar

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Seriously, the Europe issue and Brexit is gaining pace as it’s only just over three months before decision time. The BBC is reporting on Gibraltarian views, which seem overwhelmingly pro-remaining. The Chief Minister has warned of the prospect of Spain “pouncing” in an interview with the Independent.

The latest Spanish issue started earlier this week when Spain said it would start talking about Gibraltar the “very next day” if Britain left the EU; we note carefully the difference between “talking about” and “pouncing” but it would inevitably have an effect. The Spanish Socialist Party has been trying to calm things down in an interview with Merco Press.

In other news, equality is very much at the fore for the Rock. GBC reports on developments for the over-55s at the University, while a debate on gender parity had some attention from the Gibraltar Chronicle.

The same paper reports on yet another fillip for the economy on Gib – BHS has announced that it will be cutting jobs, but not in Gibraltar.

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.

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