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kristen and maybe dare i say prepared to take certain sacrifices as well that come with being. successful within business so the opportunities are there if you're a woman you're prepared to take them and put the the same level of work in that you would if you were a man and the opportunities there is certainly i wouldn't say it's discriminatory. to long into the future to see perhaps the first. chief minister well i'm sure that will be one of the one of the leaders in that area yes. i will look into the future with the various. which is still there for. the reaction about the. change we do so you feel confident about the ability of the rock star duce precious. is not just a sound bite to say that it's withstood worse in the past it really isn't any house and there may be corrections ahead and so on but i think with the collective of
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experience the collective of. that has to mention before the entrepreneurial spirit is here. and be comfortable environment for business to grow and we just adapt adoption improve. the future back to you and i like sam and cliff that is. of course. thank you very much. if you want to start accommodation in gibraltar you don't find on the land you see least in the harbor i'm not joined by mark scott the general manager of the floating five star accommodation the son bought. a pretty ingenious idea when you're short allowed to put your five star hotel in the harbor yeah exactly. well you know in
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a kind of relatively real estate scarce environment this is a perfect example of you know a hotel that serves a purpose in an area which actually as you mentioned earlier truly needed it and here we came the son born to came to the rescue now you have a substantial could be other than hospitality it was a range of the great would tales in the world but to just think you'd be about floating would you know i didn't you know it was but when i came across it about two years ago i said absolutely i'm going to jump on this literally there's no chance of the sun born of a steaming gibraltar's of the world's morocco and i say this here for the good of it it's here yes it's stationary i've had guests come to me and say that hey mark hey i have a great idea for a week we could do for our guests at five o'clock every day we could go out for a sunset cruise and i said well that would be a really great idea but what about all of our guests that are going to be coming back to the to their room and what are we going to do with them then so we just
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decided we're going to keep it here stationary but just as a part of it just out of the agents and through what a lot of tips it actually can can propel itself and we can turn on the engine and. all about but honestly it's better to keep it quiet from your experience and the hospitality what is the key attraction of gibraltar for people thinking of coming to visit what would you say was that the the unique selling point well i think that really the unique thing is here is that we are situated between three countries and we have morocco we have spain we have portugal behind us and then we are. there so when we're standing on this peak of this rock and you can see all of these from here and on top of it you think about the history. you know you just met one of our guests who served in the. military forty years ago and now returning so
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there's a great deal of history and nature as well. in terms of the future of the economy the role could use opinion from fund issues i believe so i truly do i mean business is booming in the last two years that i've been here. you know there's been more and more companies coming to establish themselves. and market is great. thank you so much to my pleasure thank you thank you we'll see you after the break. this time for some play the sad part of his life during taliban was. always their wife's their sisters as a. kind of human being i mean that's historically like that but
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unfortunately due to. you know physical structures were kind of broken but most associated our social values were. not only this one conflict i can understand our structures for structures but it unfortunately values too. like a bull in a china shop donald trump style and negotiation skills were on full display at this year's annual nato gathering he was not shy about how he feels about the alliance now the trump summit is front and center be a mere photo op or something more. apply to many flips over the years so i know the guy even so i got. the ball isn't only
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about what happens on the pitch or the final school it's about the passion from the fans it's the age of the shaper money just billionaire owners and spending children twenty million of them like. it's an experience like nothing else on it because i want to share what i think what i know about the beautiful game my great to get more chance of. things going to. welcome back the sovereignty of gibraltar remains a major point of contention and angle spanish relations despite the fact that the majority of gibraltarian separatists it isn't with british passports spain refuses to relinquish a claim over the territory that is a geographical logic to the honest position albeit that gibraltar states are stress on an international treaty which ended the war of spawn a succession in seven hundred thirteen however gibraltarians overwhelmingly
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rejected proposals for spanish sovereignty and the one nine hundred sixty seven referendum and even the idea of shared sovereignty in two thousand and two and under the gibraltar constitution of two thousand and six the turkey that governs its own affairs although some powers such as defense and foreign relations remain the responsibility of the u.k. government. former tory party leader michael howard once said britain would be ready to go to war with spain to defend the posts for many of walking memories of the one nine hundred eighty two war with argentina over the folk wins but despite all this fighting talk spain continues to nocca to go to store and for the most part gibraltar chooses to ignore its overtures the charity has evolved to the point where it now has a separate legal jurisdiction from the u.k. and also enjoys a different tax system it has become a significant offshore financial center attracting various financial institutions
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with a track to tax and regulatory regime in many respects some might argue that it has the best of all worlds but can the lucky status be maintained post-breakfast it today to both his economy is part by two dozen gaming financial services and cargo ship refueling alex wanted to find out more about how the territories economy continues to grow at an impressive rate. we commissioned a study of what impact the gibraltar economy had on the spanish economy we commissioned an independent study and it proved that to actually gibraltar economies hugely beneficial to the economy when those with the second biggest employer in the in the local region we create one in four jobs. and we literally contribute hundreds of millions of pounds a spanish economy system highlanders as president of the chamber of commerce you must be studying closely looking for economic impacts but exit on gibraltar yes
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that's right our economic model was based on access to the e.u. we voted overwhelmingly to remain in the e.u. and now we have to see what effect how drags it could have been the gibraltar economy. so it's very much a a watching game yet to too many balls up in the air for us to make an analysis but looking around the rock is flushing a little screens all over the place building what's going on there not much sign of uncertainty there that's right but the reality is we haven't had a hard break that scenario at the still in the e.u. we're still functioning as we were doing twenty sixteen we're a small number diversified economy so we adapt and we're trying to that. is the key difficulty that gibraltar could have access to this huge labor supply that comes in on a daily basis from spain or tentatively is that the impact of perhaps not having access
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to the single market i think it's more a labor issue on the single market over ninety percent of the business that you're both adults in the u.k. facing we already have a commitment from the u.k. government that we will continue to have unfettered access to the u.k. market for those businesses the problem we have is that we create a lot more employment that we are able to supply locally so i think it's in a region of fifteen thousand people a day. crossing over from spain to work and people to. see that personally but your predecessors in the chamber of commerce and franco close the border all these years ago they must have seen a huge impact even at that time correct and in one thousand sixty nine the border closed old most overnight thousands of spanish workers were prevented to come from coming to the right to work and the time we had to be. inventive we had to look think outside the box and at the time we looked to morocco to import labor and in fact a lot of those americans that came to gibraltar to work and are members of the community
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and have been here for fifty years but you must of course allies your close neighbors and space walkers who come across every day and they want want to see a situation where their government is attempting to restrict travel that's absolutely correct. across the border and there in the company area which is immediate vicinity of your daughter there is a lot of corporation we think as one we have the chamber as one of the founding members of cross fronted group which is a spanish group comprised of trade unions and business organizations we speak with one voice and that voice pretty much says we want front of fluidity we want to move post transition. and i tell local level we haven't really got any problems with a spanish name has. been surprised by some of the political debate is taking place in the u.k. which seems to be focused on the customs union as opposed to the primacy of access the european economic even gibraltar snow in the customs union be your service is
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a process but through access to the european marketplace that's right we've built a base excessively economic model on the basis that we provide services to europe we are outside the customs union we've always been outside the customs union because that is the model that suited gibraltar when the u.k. became a member of the european community back then. so we've always been outside the v.a. free zone but we've always been able to provide services and to europe and that is a model that works very well for us would you say that might be a lesson here for the politicians in london looking for a solution to this but let them of the perhaps the actually believing brought us position as opposed to trying to change growth or as a structural oh absolutely absolutely i have. most of my clients come out of the u.k. they come out of the city of london mainly and when i talk to my colleagues there they are of the same view about their main priority for there is freedom to provide services and not so much freedom of movement of goods they would be quite happy to
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stay out of the customs union so crystal from the chamber of commerce point of view if you could have a message to these or me the prime minister paul would it be from a broader perspective to things. the first most important thing is that we want to have the same deal that the u.k. negotiates for itself we don't want to be. extricated for all for many deals because of spanish political pressure so that section absolutely crucial for us and the second point is that we would want to be able to continue providing services into europe focused on hondas and a kind of a warning to make sure you listen to the london eye what i can give you and i like some and sure quick and do you know the drill so you are very competitively placed in the quick possible and your close friends and thank you so much thank you very much believed to be a pleasure thank you. what a great things about gibraltar being such a confined space that you never know who you're going to bump into until they are
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bumped into jobs donald from from glasgow celebrate his forty six wedding honestly but as someone who was stationed here back in the seventy's charge a wealth of knowledge silencio thank you tell us about when you say i've been there . and in the seventy's and developed i was posted here in august one thousand nine hundred eighty six and like the first and then didn't work and the rescue launches and. it was i'll be honest when i arrived i was disappointed because the first thing on north to split was what is red and i wanted to be overseas and this seemed like britain in the song and you wonder what are we having us i mean yeah i different have the not. so so obvious and then it was largely a military base to me that the vast bulk of the edge of both the spending world was based on the ministry the fancy of course the army yes it's quite definitely one of the biggest change you've noticed is the building that's going on around the
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reclaimed land where i was actually working is now a cop. used to be water. park i was on the camp this morning which is no gibraltar very few air force. very few navy and i don't know if there's an army regiment of advantage of roles because we used to be off to our me regiment and that was awful almost a god not enough boasting and overlays of radiation off the top posting elsewhere i think throughout time the ascent of the affluence more definite you do you want to leave me nothing. ever so i have to jump for them as well because they didn't know a lot of the gotten for the navy and stuff like a lot of sad to mourn the old being gibraltar. and i didn't want comp when i was here in a sweater below but that was the summer so having come by.

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