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Well done Gibraltar.

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tanith Fri 19-Mar-21 16:56:33

Just watched Matt Hancock tell the house that Gibraltar is the First Nation in the World to complete its adult vaccination programme, the U.K. government have supplied Gibraltar as it has all its overseas territories with PPE, tests and vaccine.
What a super effort all round, the RAF have been delivering supplies direct to the airport.

I have a slight vested interest as my son and his family live there. I live in hopes of visiting them as soon as it’s allowed.

NotTooOld Fri 19-Mar-21 16:59:20

Good news, Tanith. I hope you get to see your son soon.

AGAA4 Fri 19-Mar-21 17:04:09

Good news. We will get there eventually.

Urmstongran Fri 19-Mar-21 17:07:13

Ah that’s great news tanith!

I thought it was a tongue-in-cheek reference thread to the fact that the EU is suing the UK over unfair tax receipts!

- the value of tax exemptions given to multinational companies which it is claimed gave companies with a Gibraltar registration an unfair advantage.

So no money actually changed hands. It is the considered value of what is claimed to be a tax subsidy.

Not sure though why the U.K. government is involved in this?

Gibraltar sets its own tax rates.

Back to the topic ... BRILLIANT NEWS‼️

Pantglas2 Fri 19-Mar-21 17:07:17

That’s brilliant news - a friend’s sister lives there and she says they’ve had four times the number of deaths per head than my county!

Buffybee Fri 19-Mar-21 17:17:41

My friends, same age as me live in Gib and they had both their jabs well before I'd had my first one.
Restaurants and most shops opened a couple of weeks ago and swimming pools this week. To be fair, the population have stuck rigidly to the rules and even wore masks outside, so I hope things go well for them. The only problem will be workers who come over the border from Spain every day, as their vaccination programme is very poor.
I've had a flight changed three times from April 2020 to eventually October this year, fingers crossed, all being well, I'll make it this year.

Urmstongran Fri 19-Mar-21 17:32:04

Sorry to put a dampener on things, but didn’t the Isle of Man recently unlock only to lockdown again? It worries me that this virus doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

tanith Fri 19-Mar-21 17:34:22

Hopefully I’ll be on my way too Buffybee can’t wait I love the place.

varian Fri 19-Mar-21 18:07:11

The sensible folk in Gibraltar voted overwhelming to Remain in the EU.

96% voted Remain.

lemongrove Fri 19-Mar-21 18:15:43

😁 you managed to get a Brexit reference on a thread that has nothing to do with it varian ( why am I not surprised.)
The sensible folk in Gib have good reason to be thankful now that we did leave the EU...otherwise they would still be waiting for vaccines.

varian Fri 19-Mar-21 19:01:36

As they could have done had we all had the sense to vote Remain.*lemon*. There was no reason that EU membership could have made any difference to our vaccine rollout.

LauraNorder Fri 19-Mar-21 19:12:10

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BlueBelle Fri 19-Mar-21 19:14:31

They have done very well but come on they only have 33,000 people living there that’s half a small town

LauraNorder Fri 19-Mar-21 19:18:42

Good news though, regardless of size hey BlueBelle.

varian Fri 19-Mar-21 19:26:11

We should be proud of the success of covid vaccine resear h in the UK but we should not forget that the biggest funder of the Jenner Institute was, until recently, the European Commission.

Gannygangan Fri 19-Mar-21 19:33:06

We left the EU.

Anyone who is still in denial about the fact that being out of the EU procurement system has helped us be where we are now is just obtuse.

The French were manufacturing a vaccine which they hoped the EU would be able to use and it failed.

Good work Gibraltar. Fabulous place. I look forward to returning soon.

But as has been mentioned there are only 33 thousand citizens

Today we have managed to vaccinate 660 thousand people. Which is pretty amazing.

Rosie51 Fri 19-Mar-21 20:11:25

Great news, well done Gibraltar!

Gannygangan that must be our record or very close to it. I do hope that's an indication people have stopped cancelling appointments for the AZ vaccine.

Rosie51 Fri 19-Mar-21 20:13:58

Just googled (which I should have done before I posted!) and yes it's a new record, more than 51,000 over the previous high smile

LauraNorder Fri 19-Mar-21 20:43:38

I’ll rephrase then, please do desist Varian, we have left the EU..

varian Fri 19-Mar-21 21:04:18

We all know very well that we have left the EU and most of us can see just how much damage that has done to our country..

EMMF1948 Fri 19-Mar-21 21:09:02


They have done very well but come on they only have 33,000 people living there that’s half a small town

That was my thought too, Gib's about the size of a very small town in the UK, used to drive all round it in about half an hour if the tunnels were open, probably different now.

LauraNorder Fri 19-Mar-21 21:10:01

Nice positive thread to say yey for Gibraltar. I’m sure it means a lot to those with family and friends there.

Opal Fri 19-Mar-21 21:18:22

There was no reason that EU membership could have made any difference to our vaccine rollout

Oh pull the other one - if we had stayed in the EU, we'd also be lagging behind with the vaccine rollout, same as they are. We've left the EU, thank goodness, time to move on.

EllanVannin Fri 19-Mar-21 21:27:04

Love Gibraltar.

lemongrove Fri 19-Mar-21 21:48:43

Opal 👍🏻

I have always wanted to visit Gib, it’s on my to do list.