1986 Photo

The Reopening of the Frontier

The opening of the frontier and the increased movement of people from Spain to Gibraltar and vice-versa brought with it another host of issues for concern. The most pressing issue for Mr Bossano was the un-reciprocated flow of money towards Spain due to the continued lack of sufficient housing in Gibraltar. Many young workers in Gibraltar were left with no alternative but to rent homes in Spain due to there being a shortage of Government housing and being unable to afford renting private housing.

The history of Government performance is, to put a generous view on it, a path of inactivity paved with good intentions.