Azopardi calls for end of Tax Treaty with Spain

GSD leader Keith Azopardi said last night: "Recently the Government announced a Tax Treaty with Spain.

It has been in the news over the last few weeks and I wanted to explain to you what we in the GSD say about it because it will affect people in Gibraltar and our economy in a negative way. And the Government have signed up to it.

"This is a deal that is harmful to Gibraltar’s interests and is intrusive to the lives of many Gibraltarians or Gibraltar residents. It fails to respect our tax sovereignty and is the opposite of what you are being sold by the Government. In fact it is incomprehensible why the Government signed this deal and they have studiously tried to avoid debate on the issue. It is a deal that favours Spain and is loaded towards Spanish interests."