ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Gibraltar Demonstration • 29 June 2020

The demonstration was deemed a success by participants; and the crowd large enough to draw the attention of locals and politicians. Photos and footage included below.

Although organized by Open Your Eyes, Gibraltarians from all walks of life showed up to voice their grievances.

Of course, shill-types like Alan Roberts on Speak Freely Gibraltar criticized locals with the courage to get out and stand their ground against issues that are important to them. He kept parroting the “parking” issue; not acknowledging there were plenty of other grievances, of which he has been repeatedly told. He is not as clever as he thinks, but tends to egg-on sarcasm within the Facebook group, against their fellow brothers and sisters trying to be heard – that Facebook group must be controlled opposition – which often ridicules, which is a tactic used when all else fails. Shills ridicule ideas and try to derail movements. The FB group should more appropriately be called “Speak at Your Own Risk” or “You are free to speak, as long as we agree with what you say”.

And there are plenty of people ready to speak up, as demonstrated by the rally.

GBC still misreported the event, and the GBC Ministry of Propaganda strikes again, wanting you to believe its version:

Click on this hyperlinked-title:
Substantial crowds attend demonstration seeking to highlight list of grievances against Government

GBC reported that only 150 people gathered; however, several different sources who were there have reported 300-350 or more people attended. Perhaps, GBC offered a photo at the time when people were first arriving; knew the actual footage and photographs would tell the truth, so they had to also use the word “substantial”.

GBC reported that the governor was not there to receive OYE’s 14 point document, but footage exists of them giving the governor the document, as well as others calling GBC out. The governor was very friendly to the person handing him the document, the governor held out his hand to shake hands and moved his head and ear very close to his, to be able to hear him above the crowd-noise, and he patted him twice on the arm, showing there was no need for any anti-social distancing as Sieg Heil Bhatti falsely claims. Most people obviously also know this, because extremely few people were wearing masks, just an odd one dotted here and there, and the people were not observing the totally unnecessary anti-social distancing.

If GBC employed real journalists, then they would report the facts. How hard is it to just report what happened? Who, what, when, where, how and why are usually the questions a news article answers. Instead, time and time again, the reporting is spun, by the GBC Ministry of Propaganda, using public-relations specialists, not journalists.

On the other hand, Leo Olivero, writing for Panorama, reported on people’s grievances and about their upcoming demonstration. He was listening and giving the other side a voice. This article also gives details on what was planned at the event.

OPEN YOUR EYES article by Leo Olivero: http://www.gibraltarpanorama.gi/171427

Please see the following photos and video footage below.

This post will be updated as more information, news, reactions are learned.

If you have insight into the event or other information concerning it, please reply.

There is also one thing that Truthers know – it is a long, hard battle to get people to wake-up and Open Their Eyes.

Gibraltarians must use the event as a foundation, and keep going. If you let this momentum subside and fall by the wayside, and think you did something lasting, remember the opposition will have countermoves.

Plus, we’ve been trained to have a real-short attention span with immediate-technology/gratification. Stay vigilant: keep your concerns on the frontlines.

This is far from over.

If you have a copy of the 14-point document handed in to Fabian Picardo and the Governor, please copy and paste it as a reply.

Although small images of it can be found as shown below, it should be available to read properly for ALL those interested.

NOTE: Leo Olivero did highlight the 14 points in his article featured today, June 30 in Panorama:

Open Your Eyes 14 Point Protest – Petition handed to the Governor and Chief Minister
http://www.gibraltarpanorama.gi/171443

The demonstration captured by those who were there:

See David P.'s YT channel. He will be adding and editing footage.

Footage of the Governor getting the document, available on Victoria Bula’s twitter:

Footage of Picardo getting the document, in front of a jeering crowd. For someone who is used to praise, this may have been an eye-opener, as someone said his face turned red at the jeering crowd and he ran away. Also available on Victoria Bula’s twitter:

Calling out the GBC Lie. The Governor did receive the document:

We also know that Bart Van Thienen filmed the event. Perhaps, when he has edited it, he will feature it on his channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxB5-8T7bTHlWczSYiL4QXw

Photos:

We also encourage you to join Defending-Gibraltar and tell others to join as well, and let us know why you were there, and the issues that are important to you.

Also read this related post by clicking on the title – Who Does Gibraltar Belong to? The Reality Will Probably Surprise You

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The Chronicle actually mentions more grievances from the crowd in its article today.

Perhaps, they are being shamed into reporting news instead of propaganda or maybe they are just trying on real journalism for size.

This article is a premium article, but it reveals that “police officers monitoring the march put the number of attendants at about 160, although the group itself put the figure higher at 250.”

From reports, as DOTS, mentions, the crowd was 300-350.

Nice ending from OYE -

"The statement from Open Your Eyes said the group would not desist and that “our voice needs to be heard”.

“We will not remain silent,” the statement said, adding that the group would monitor and expose “unfair, callous and arbitrary behaviour”.

To see the Chronicle’s video of the demonstration, see the embedded video on their twitter account:

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Picardo agrees to meet with them to explain the Government’s position… and to better hear their views. He wants organizers to have an open mind.

What about Picardo leading with – he should have an open mind himself and should do better at understanding them?

Is this just about “convincing” people of government views - once again?

He didn’t miss the opportunity to criticize members of the opposition party for attending the event.

Was there anything wrong with them being there as Gibraltarians?

One of the issues – as expressed on a protester’s sign – was about the government supporting bullying at work… Ask government employees whether they were allowed to attend the event; or threatened and bullied by the government into not participating in it. We already know the answer: they were bullied and threatened.

More local news about the Demonstration –

panorama cover 1-7-20

The Panorama Cover has an image of the letter from Picardo to the OYE group featured on its print edition.

  1. "Serious concerns brought to notice of Governor and Chief Minister": http://www.gibraltarpanorama.gi/171437

  2. "Concerns brought to notice of Governor": http://www.gibraltarpanorama.gi/171442

The second article lists out the concerns with seven points.

*PETITION to His Excellency The Governor of Gibraltar Vice Admiral Sir David Steel:

Dear Governor,

We wish to bring to your notice as a concerned group of loyal subjects and citizens some information which we feel you should be party to in addition to the briefs you have no doubt already received from the F&CO and our local Government.

We know that you will be interested to see the side and perhaps listen to a growing group of people from a wide spectrum of our community who are disturbed and worried at some of the past, recent and proposed decisions which will, we feel, be affecting us all in no small way.

This group came to be initially as a whatsapp group of concerned citizens to discuss issues of concern affecting Gibraltar and it’s people and the inadequate decisions and actions taken by our Government with little consideration or regard shown to the large number of persons and businesses involved to say nothing about our intrinsic way and quality of life.

On seeing that our Government is embarked on a clear strategy which is hitting hard at the people, we felt it right to launch our Facebook group and expose to others what we feel are wrongdoings and unite in order to air our grievances and serious concerns as a collective.

We do not intend to discredit Government action concerning the Covid measures, they have done a good job, but we are aware that the lockdown period and some of the daily briefings were used to announce arbitrary, ill thoughtout and we feel somewhat draconian measures that are affecting the people on a daily basis causing them stress, anxiety and economic difficulty in some cases.

We would like to draw your attention to these and below you can find a list of grievances that we feel should be made known to you.

LINE WALL ROAD

  1. Closure of Line Wall Road

to vehicular traffic with the consequent loss of parkings and the eventually arising gridlock in other areas must be reverted. We note that the original 7 day closure was reduced to 3 days a week pilot scheme that we do not believe is such and that dubious air quality justification does not hold.

  1. The sprouting of Blue Zone pay parkings

which remain sadly mostly empty and unused should be returned to free parking. Many cannot afford this and are having great difficulty in meeting work, school, personal and business schedules. We still don’t understand the need for this nor do we accept your vague unsubstantiated reasons. Enforce the existing laws, get rid of unsightly derelicts and non mot’d vehicles off our roads. Provide a suitable recycling system or arrangement by which to dispose of these vehicles. This must be reverted.

  1. Midtown Parking

new pay policy doing away with the previous free for residents policy is we think totally out of order. Originally promised to the people in return for the loss of ex MOD navy grounds, N.O.P. parkings and the non delivery of the promised underground parking. What have the people of Gibraltar got in exchange ? This parking remains largely empty since made pay parking because the people cannot afford it. There has to be a more fair arrangement or we will have given away our public land for nothing.

  1. Chatham Counterguard road closure.

The Government has justified this closure in order to grant the premises an extended terrace in order to maintain required Covid distancing in between tables. In premises which lack proper toilets and adequate handwashing facilities. Basically two dirty tiny unhygienic cubicles shared by hundreds and not in keeping with the normal requirements for Licensed premises.

You have no doubt been made aware of the abuse of the many Covid rules at that location over the last few weekends even after having been warned and other licensed premises being punished for their behaviour. Persons have been served drinks when standing up and mingling freely at their hearts content.

Now we hear that this road will be permanently closed after Covid for the premises continued use. This has created a further loss of 40 carparking spaces and more motorcycle parkings to permit for the two way chaotic system now in place at Fish Market Road.

This is not fair it is not practical nor does it merit the benefit of the few against the interests of many. This we feel is not acceptable.

  1. Traffic Zones.

This system needs complete revision. Gibraltarians are a caring family orientated people. Traffic Zones prevent family members from visiting, caring for, delivering for loved ones, the infirm or elderly at home in hospital or at Mount Alvernia. These zones need to be relaxed or removed with restriction only applying to Night time hours in most areas thus making life easier not harder for people.

Again using existing laws to enforce and clear up derelict and abandoned vehicles, portacabins, sheds, skips and other illegal activities taking space on public roads and parking.

By comparison one can see large plots and parking areas allotted by Government allocated to a private company to park an endless amount of vehicles Western Beach Car Park, Devils Tower Road Car Park, Eastern Beach Car Park and even at the University accommodation block’s closed car park. Depriving people of much needed parking space.

Highlights

On seeing that our Government is embarked on a clear strategy which is hitting hard at the people, we felt it right to launch our Facebook group and expose to others what we feel are wrongdoings and unite in order to air our grievances and serious concerns as a collective.

STAY FOCUSED on the Message

There are none so blind as those that refuse to see.

From the Chronicle article linked below, we are reminded again about how arrogant and stiff-necked Fabian Picardo really is.

Picardo might as well/should have said, “I’m right, you’re wrong.”

It sounds as though Picardo will talk to members of OYE; however, will he REALLY do any listening? It’s not looking like any compromises will happen; instead, it looks like he will be doing all the persuading; and it will be spun by the Ministry of Propaganda that he listened.

Take these quotes from Picardo:

“This applies as much to the two political parties in opposition who are disrespectful of those attending the demo in believing that they can pull the wool over their eyes by using them for their partisan ends.”

“Frankly, I would hope that those attending the demo and those watching the scenes in the media will have seen through those politicians who have been pictured amongst the crowds and who have marched against their very own policies.”

Why would he think it necessary to slam the opposition?

Is he saying look there, not here? Is this a deflection tactic?

Can he not just stay focused on what the concerns of the people are and LISTEN?

Picardo, for those of us in attendance and watching the scenes, we see more clearly than you think.

It might do well for you to heed the scriptures:

Luke 6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.

We also understand all parties who are wearing sheep’s clothing:

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Matthew 23:13-17 & Matthew 23:23-29
23:13 But woe unto you, lawyers and (Pharisees - Farsis - Persian converts to Judaism, who were the) politicians, hypocrites! for ye shut up the Kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in [yourselves], neither allow ye them that are entering to go in (see Enoch 93:4-104:6).
23:14 Woe unto you, lawyers and politicians, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
23:15 Woe unto you, lawyers and politicians, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one convert, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell-fire than yourselves.
23:16 Woe unto you, [ye] blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the Temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the Temple, he is a debtor!
23:17 [Ye] fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the Temple that sanctifieth the gold?

23:23 Woe unto you, lawyers and politicians, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the Law, Judgment, Mercy, and Faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
23:24 [Ye] blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
23:25 Woe unto you, lawyers and politicians, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
23:26 [Thou] blind politician, cleanse first that [which is] within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
23:27 Woe unto you, lawyers and politicians, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men’s] bones, and of all filthiness.
23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and inequity.
23:29 Woe unto you, lawyers and politicians, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the Prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

The people at the demonstration as well as all those who support their grievances asked the government to “OPEN YOUR EYES”, which also means “SEE” and “LISTEN”.

BUT maybe the blind leading the blind will never see.

In light of Picardo’s stance interpreted here, it is hoped that the meeting between members of OYE and the government is fruitful; and that when everyone comes to the table to interact – that interaction is truly successful; and that Picardo’s huge ego doesn’t get in the way. Time will tell.

Congratulations on a successful demonstration to all those who were there.

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“Placing the citizen at the centre of policymaking considerations?” by Leo Olivero

http://www.gibraltarpanorama.gi/171479

“The actual size of the protesters who took part, I warn, should not be mistaken for the true strength of feelings that continues to grow with many more people, and I know there are many, were not present in Monday’s demonstration supporting or making known their dislike for the many issues the demonstration mainly cantered around.”

Just read a nice letter to the editor of the Panorama from Clive Borrell, one of the OYE organizers.

PANORAMA a shining example of what free press is all about, and which GBC should take note

http://www.gibraltarpanorama.gi/171478

GBC actually publishes OYE response to Picardo’s statement.

https://www.gbc.gi/news/open-your-eyes-gibraltar-responds-chief-minister-invitation-strongly-worded-statement

“It criticises the Chief Minister’s handling of the demonstration, saying he may have avoided the insults and name calling, if he’d shown a bit more humility and respect when accepting their letter.”

Bart Van Thienen has put up his video about the Demonstration:

The Open Your Eyes group declared in a statement that “the Government’s relentless strategy which is hitting the people hard” is based on “inadequate decisions made in a stealthy way” with no respect for the man in the street. The group’s aim is “to expose the Government’s wrongdoings”.

The group feels that the Covid-19 crisis has been abused by the Government “to force through ill thought out and draconian measures causing residents stress, anxiety and economic difficulties”. The group presented a long list of examples of things which have already gone wrong and are affecting people’s quality of life or are causing financial hardship.

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Did Picardo just have his Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin Moment?

Picardo's mene mene tekel upharsin

Daniel 5:25 And this [is] the Writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
Daniel 5:26 This [is] the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
Daniel 5:27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found lacking (unworthy).

Like the Babylonian kingdom of old, has Picardo just been told that the days of his reign are numbered?

Did he see the Signs from the people?

  1. Gibraltar Belongs to The Gibraltarian Not the Government

  2. Open Your Eyes

  3. Enough is Enough

  4. Hands Off Our Gibraltar – Enough is Enough

  5. Gibraltar is Not For Sale

  6. No More Lies

  7. No To Osmosis

  8. Discriminatory and Unfair Treatment to new Community Care Applicants. Why?

  9. Government Supports Bullying at Work. Why?

  10. Picardo is the Age of Entitlement

  11. Nepotism Sucks

  12. Other signs included topics on the tax-treaty and the resignation of Vijay.

While these signs representing issues of concerned Gibraltarians, nothing is more revealing than The Bible.

The Signs of the End Times isn’t really a mystery anymore.

Read The Signs of the End Times.

Satan’s days of evil rule, known as winter, is also numbered. Summer is near.

Matthew 24:32 Now learn a parable of the Fig tree (Jews); When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves (1948), ye know that Summer [is] nigh:
Matthew 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it (the end) is near, [even] at the doors.

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.
Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before The Flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,

Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places.
Matthew 24:8 All these [are] the beginning of sorrows.

Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great oppression, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Do You See Any Signs of Trouble?

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And The GSLP Government of Gibraltar wonders why people don’t trust it and are getting angry…

Read: “This Is Not The First Time The GSLP Abandon A Manifesto Commitment In Relation To This (Queen’s Hotel) Site”:

https://www.yourgibraltartv.com/society/21535-gsd-this-is-not-the-first-time-the-gslp-abandon-a-manifesto-commitment-in-relation-to-this-site

Why must a government that is supposed to work for the people be watched like a hawk?

Because they sell an idea, which seems good:

“Develop the site for affordable housing for 50/50 sales and rental housing for the elderly. They also said they would provide a “small Art-house style cinema” and for “dancing clubs” at the old Queen’s cinema site in line with the historic use of the “location of the old Assembly rooms.”


The old iconic Queen’s Hotel.

then turn “the good idea” into the possibility of being developed for luxury housing.

The GSD wrote: “At the time Mr Picardo was quoted as saying that this was proof that ‘the change people voted for is starting to bear fruit’.”

We know Picardo is a whited sepulchre who likes to appear beautiful on the outside (Matt. 23:27).

We also know from Scripture to judge a tree by its fruit.

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Matthew 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Politicians are false prophets who make promises of peace, prosperity and good deeds ­– but they are actually vipers with a split tongue, saying one thing and meaning another. Beware of the serpents and vipers among you.

People in the legal profession are trained to deceive the public with the use of deceitful “legalese”, which uses words we all know, but in court and legal documents have a completely different meaning, that the public is unaware of, so you think you understand what they are saying, but you don’t and are being purposefully deceived. Small wonder then that politicians who are members of the legal profession, as most of them are, lie so easily and con-vincingly to deceive the public. Lying and deceiving is their stock-in-trade.

The insanity is that everyone knows that politicians are professional liars and conmen, but still vote for them anyway. No wonder a people will always get the government they deserve, instead of God’s Government.


From The King of kings’ Bible

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Clive Borrell is interviewed on GBC Viewpoint about the protest:

Note: If the 2/07/20 program changes on the above link when Viewpoint airs another program, you may be able to find the interview on GBC YouTube Channel.

Government was quite stealthy in the way and timing of releasing this information on the news just before the Viewpoint programme about the OYE protest.

New Line Wall Road plans offer glimpse into ‘healthier, greener Gibraltar’

https://www.gbc.gi/news/new-line-wall-road-plans-offer-glimpse-healthier-greener-gibraltar

Chief Minister says beautification projects will very positively impact people’s lives

https://www.gbc.gi/news/chief-minister-says-beautification-projects-will-very-positively-impact-peoples-lives

MOVES AND COUNTERMOVES

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Keith Azopardi add images to his tweet about what was originally intended for the Queen’s Hotel/Cinema.

Luxury housing intended? Another abandoned promise on this site? At election time GSLP promised to develop exQueen’s Cinema & Hotel sites for affordable & rental housing & culture. The new tender allows for much more - commercial & even luxury residential development. For who?

A message posted by the GSD on July 1:

The overarching message is that people are not stupid and that they are tired of measures suddenly introduced by the Government.

GSD - Gibraltar Social Democrats

Government Should Concentrate On the Issues

As a democrat the Chief Minister should be less obsessed about who attends public demonstrations or on raising red herrings and more interested in dealing with the real grievances people have.

What was clear from the demonstration on Monday by the Open Your Eyes Group is that there is a growing disconnect of Government with people on a number of issues. The organisers are not spin doctors. They were just concerned citizens who do not like the direction of travel under the Government. There may have been many complaints and banners but the overarching message is that people are not stupid and that they are tired of measures suddenly introduced by the Government that were not in their manifesto but which affect the lives of people, using COVID or the environment as an excuse. Some of these are pure money grabbing measures by the Government that over many years has spent and borrowed like no other. No amount of referring to what happened 10 or 20 years ago can deflect from that.

Taking swipes at members of political parties who may have attended to show solidarity with and talk to those affected by the various issues is peculiar to say the least. Does Mr Picardo not remember the numerous demonstrations he and his GSLP colleagues supported when he was in the Opposition.

Are they that disconnected from reality?

The Government should concentrate on solving the issues raised by concerned citizens and not seek to react so defensively to what was, ultimately, a simple act of freedom of expression by all concerned.

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TG ‘dismayed’ over Govt policy ‘blunders’

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The Government of Gibraltar has fired back at Keith:

“The people of Gibraltar understand full well that this Government has an impeccable track record of delivering what it promises.”

Lie.

When the opposition gets answers like Joe Bossano gave Keith Azopardi regarding the joint-venture, it is no wonder the government is scrutinized about its “plans”.

READ about Politics at http://JAHTruth.net/politics.htm

This is why The Law in The Bible said to divide between the left and right.

Duet. 5:32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the “I AM” your God hath commanded you : ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left (NO Politics and NO politicians).

Duet. 17:11 According to The Sentence of The Law which they shall teach thee, and according to The Judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do : thou shalt not decline to do The Sentence which they shall show thee, and turn NOT away from it [to] the right hand, nor [to] the left.

Duet. 17:20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the Commandment, [to] the right hand, or [to] the left: to the end that he may prolong [his] days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

Duet. 28:14 And thou shalt NOT go aside from any of the Words which I command thee this day, [to] the right hand , or [to] the left, to go after other gods [ or politicians ] to serve them.

Learn the New Song at JAHTruth.net/nsong.htm.

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‘HIS MIGHTINESS’ PICARDO IGNORES DEMONSTRATORS AT HIS PERIL

The manner in which ‘His Mightiness’ the GSLP/Liberal Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, has dismissed the protests expressed by the Open Your Eyes Group, at its demonstration on Monday, is shameful.

It is as shocking as his having followed up this bland dismissal of the protest by, condescendingly, suggesting meeting a few of them, not to hear out their complaints to democratically consider them, but rather to give ‘His Mightiness’ an opportunity to explain why they are wrong and his GSLP/Liberal manifesto is right: evidence of his hubris, perhaps.

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OYE’s letter to Picardo published in the Panorama:

Letter from Open Your Eyes Group to the Chief Minister:

http://www.gibraltarpanorama.gi/171489

“We will judge you as our Government, today you are the ones in power and the ones responsible for good governance.”

“You have had a brief glimpse of what people are like when they are not happy with government decisions. I think that you should take note of this and keep it in account when we meet.”

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