Editor's Blog Oct 21st 2011
This week, most of the news was coming out of London as the 12th Gibraltar Day was held at the Guildhall. Prior to that, at lunchtime, there was also a luncheon held for some 350 financiers (they don’t call them Bankers anymore – too many jokes).
As a journo, I was invited to report on the day, and there are many elements of it which I believe merits its continuance. Even the Leader of the Opposition agrees, although naturally, he believes it can be done a lot cheaper than the £100K plus it currently costs. It could certainly be improved and it could, in my opinion, be used better to give Gibraltar the political profile we want, but I want a consultancy fee first. I will offer one freebie though, I’d invite the Spanish ambassador every year; wouldn’t that be a win-win situation?
Editor's Blog Oct 14th 2011
This week we’ve spent a lot of news-time learning more about the workings of the judiciary inside Gibraltar. Anabelle Desoiza’s ongoing travails against her disciplinary case is becoming more tangled than the bedraggled behind of welsh sheep. Do they or don’t they talk to each other? Well of course lawyers do, it’s how justice and plea-bargaining works; but if implications are true, maybe the dictionary definition of collusion has a different meaning here.