GIBRALTAR Government has accused the opposition of ‘sour grapes’ after a row broke out over the cost of the recent Thinking Green conference held on the Rock.
The GSD questioned the value of hosting the event after it emerged the government had paid £160,000 for former US vice-president Al Gore to attend.
But government officials hit back, claiming the true cost of the event was likely to be around £97,000 once additional costs, and income from ticket sales and sponsors, had been factored in.
“Whether the opposition like it or not, the Thinking Green seminar was an outstanding success,” said a spokesman.
“The criticism of the event, from a party that squandered millions and millions of pounds of taxpayers money over 16 years in office, smacks of nothing more than sour grapes.”
- Speed cameras fitted at Costa del Sol blackspot - 4 Jul, 2013 @ 16:58
- Restaurant review: Iglu - 4 Jul, 2013 @ 16:51
- Barcenas appeals jail sentence and denies ‘flight risk’ claim - 3 Jul, 2013 @ 16:09
- Socialist minister embroiled in Andalucia unemployment scandal - 2 Jul, 2013 @ 18:04
- Former PP treasurer is jailed in Madrid - 1 Jul, 2013 @ 12:43
- Mass grave excavated in Ronda - 28 Jun, 2013 @ 17:56
- Outrage after top bullfighter posts pit-bull attack on Facebook - 28 Jun, 2013 @ 17:46
- Health cuts could cost lives warn Spanish doctors - 28 Jun, 2013 @ 17:06
- UK government to strip expats of Winter Fuel Allowance - 28 Jun, 2013 @ 12:46
- Picardo calls on Cameron over Gibraltar jet ski shooting - 27 Jun, 2013 @ 16:36