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Workers’ rights

Workers’ rights – on the ground – are not doing too well here in Gibraltar. Life may be different in other parts of the world. The bizarre cross-border situation that makes up Gibraltar means we have a steady stream of … Continue reading

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Or, that’s my job, not yours. Those days have gone. For the most part. Oldies like me, who grew up before Thatcher destroyed the trade unions for good, may remember it though. There was no multi-tasking or crossing the boundary … Continue reading

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Oh those ragged trousers!

Will they ever go away? Doubt it somehow. It is more than 100 years since Robert Noonan Tressell died (1911), and nearly 100 since his famous book was published in 1914. The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is a unique book. And sadly … Continue reading

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