The Rock


Luke Archer

Arts University Bournemouth, England.

Gibraltar is little understood beyond the peninsula itself. Gibraltarians are proudly British results from 2 referendums coming in at over 90% in favour of remaining British. This is often portrayed as 'brits abroad' however the reality is more complicated. The Rock's location as an access point to the Mediterranean has insured Gibraltar has played a role in most of the UK's conflicts. As the Empire crumbled post WW2 Gibraltar remained. This does not make it a relic; despite its isolated location it shares similar ideals to the UK as a multi-cultural and diverse nation that has welcomed others. As Brexit looms Gibraltar stands in a unique position, it voted Remain by 96% and will soon be facing the consequences of a result it never wanted.