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Old Jul 19th 2018, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by criodain
Well yes, that's a fair point. Maybe the issue could be more of an issue for Spanish people commuting to the rock?

On that note, how come there are so many digital companies based in Gibraltar. Mainly online casinos. Is it strictly for tax purposes? That's what I've been looking at...
Ease of communications, A Government with positive thinking, Lack of racial tensions, the gaming industry is world wide requiring a multicultural / multilingual approach.
If tax was the only factor there are other lower taxed jurisdictions.
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Interesting. I noticed a small cluster of jobs in Malaga through English (digital related), but a lot more in Gibraltar. Not a huge amount compared to the likes of Barcelona or Madrid, but a sizeable amount for a small place. My interest is piqued anyhow.
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Recently read a piece that interested me since I come from a Naval port in UK.It stated that originally what we now call Gibraltar was used by British Navy to off load some conscripts who were suffering from disease.It was an unoccupied area so sheds were erected to take them & they were left.Eventually we acquired the Rock under "squatters rights" essentially!! I am watching with interest what will happen as regards the Irish border as my brother-in law is from the south.That I imagine is going to be a much bigger problem between the the two halves to solve.
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Recently read a piece that interested me since I come from a Naval port in UK.It stated that originally what we now call Gibraltar was used by British Navy to off load some conscripts who were suffering from disease.It was an unoccupied area so sheds were erected to take them & they were left.Eventually we acquired the Rock under "squatters rights" essentially!! I am watching with interest what will happen as regards the Irish border as my brother-in law is from the south.That I imagine is going to be a much bigger problem between the the two halves to solve.
dougal do you have a link to that piece?

Gibraltar was invaded by an Anglo Dutch force that included Catalans in 1704 and has been occupied by the British military ever since. The territory was ceded to Great Britain in perpetuity under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
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Sorry Fred,can't remember where I read that,could have been from some old salt from my days back when I worked with him at a shore base. Malta & Gibraltar were well known places amongst my school friends obviously as many of their families had served there.Anyway,I do recall it was before the 17 hundreds.Must have been if the sailors discovered this unoccupied piece of Spain & dumped their sick crew there & no one disturbed them.It was as if ,when territory was being allocated,since it appeared we were there anyway,that little bit might as well become British legally,hence as I said,squatters rights.Maybe someone where you live can add some details regarding the ancient history of the area.Meanwhile I'll search out some veterans & have a go myself since I like a bit of historical fact.
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Hi dougal I don't think there has been a time when Gibraltar was uninhabited from Neanderthal man ( Gibraltar woman ) onward, See link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeli...y_of_Gibraltar.

However dumping the sick in remote places was a common practice by ship captains for the good of the rest of the crew.

In Gibraltar during times of plague many of the population abandoned the town and set up camps on the ground now occupied by the runway. A practise made impossible during times of siege.
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Brexit cannot make the situation in Gibraltar any worse than it has been during the last 50 years unless Spain closes the frontier.

The EU rules that would apply at the border between Gibraltar and Spain in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit are the same ones that are currently in place today

“Fortunately, the Spanish rhetoric with regard to the border has changed dramatically over the last 24 months,” he said.“We have gone from Sr Margallo’s threat that post-Brexit it would be ‘perfectly possible’ to close the border, to Sr Dastis’ indications that the border ‘won’t suffer too many changes’, and to Sr Sanchez’s comments in March when he stated that fluidity at the border was ‘fundamental’.”
“Because in fact the border between Gibraltar and Spain is already an external border for the purposes of the movement of goods and it is already an external border for the purposes of the movement of people to and from the Schengen Area,” he said.“Therefore the default position at the frontier of no Brexit deal between the UK and the EU is precisely the Schengen Border Code that is in place today.”


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So no negative rumblings from companies based in Gibraltar? In Ireland, we've gone from "Brexit will be great for business" to "Brexit will be a disaster for business". Granted, they were talking about companies thinking about relocating to Ireland initially. At this stage, who knows...
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Originally Posted by criodain
So no negative rumblings from companies based in Gibraltar? In Ireland, we've gone from "Brexit will be great for business" to "Brexit will be a disaster for business". Granted, they were talking about companies thinking about relocating to Ireland initially. At this stage, who knows...
Well the only ones saying it's bad for business in Ireland are farmers who sell to UK (we have many:-). The thing is that when it comes to other industries, loads of new jobs have been created since the Brexit announcements. If farmers could change their way of thinking, they would see that there are other markets/countries after Britain. Apart from border questions in Ireland, we are still better equipped than places like Gibraltar or Malta, who mainly have all their eggs in one basket. I'm well aware that companies can leave any day, but we still have a bit of land to grow food. The issues Gibraltar could face, are there anyway (with or without Brexit).
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I put it down to the lack of public toilets.
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