Gibraltarian nationalism

Gibraltarian nationalism is a minor school of thought in the politics of Gibraltar that seeks the independence of Gibraltar from the British Overseas Territories without joining Spain, thereby becoming an independent sovereign state separate from both.[1]

However, independence is a fringe view in Gibraltar. It is neither supported by any of the political parties represented in the Gibraltar Parliament nor by the government of the United Kingdom or the government of Spain.


Party for the Autonomy of Gibraltar, which existed from 1977 till the end of 1980s, was pro-Gibraltarian and nationalist, and against the British colonial presence, seen as obstructing the development of the territory.[2]

Active nationalist parties and movementsEdit


  1. ^ G. Orsini, A. Canessa, and L. Martinez, “Gibraltar as a gated community : a critical look at Gibraltarian nationalism” in Barrier and bridge : Spanish and Gibraltarian perspectives on their border, A. Canessa, Ed. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2018, pp. 163–184.
  2. ^ Edward G. Archer (2006). Gibraltar, identity and empire. Routledge. p. 85. ISBN 0-415-34796-3.
  3. ^ "Liberal Party of Gibraltar - Our Liberal Values". Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2011.