Spanish politics

ERC: Pedro Sánchez’s proposal for Catalonia is “awful” but Podemos should vote him in

Pedro Sánchez insisted he is not prepared to discuss a referendum with the Catalan authorities


Spain has shown its inability to bring together different parties to form a coalition government

Antoni Bassas’ analysis: Oriol Junqueras and the old Convergència discourse

Rufián’s speech this week is the perfect summary of Junqueras’ political thinking

Time to take a chance

An open discussion about an official pardon is necessary, if we expect to do better than in recent years

Screw you (Montesquieu)!

New leaders will emerge in this new political era, particularly on the centre-right

A historic opportunity for the Spanish left

A government agreement between the PSOE and Podemos would favor continuity of dialogue with Catalonia

Don’t vote

The threat represented by the right is very real and the return to the dark days is no exaggeration

Renault and the marquess

Lady Casa Fuerte stretches her neck out and admonishes independence supporters

Who reaps the political benefits of provocation?

Last weekend —the first in the election campaign— left us some unfortunate, unpleasant scenes

Regression or uncertainty

It is impossible not to see that Spain is in a crisis and facing a democratic decline

Catalonia, the PP’s sole policy

The trio of right-wing Spanish parties is considering ways to suspend Catalan self-government via the back door

Fighting with cudgels, knee-deep in mud

The election scheduled for April 28 will be decisive for our democracy in the coming decade

The agent of chaos, the end of the world and other details

In Spain, the memory of the Civil War and the ensuing forty years of oppressive regime is fading

Eighty years later

Andalusia: PP, Ciudadanos to form coalition government backed by Vox

PP leader Pablo Casado expects to become Spain’s next PM “within six to twelve months” with the support of Ciudadanos

The narrow window

You con't need to support independence to ask yourself where Spain is headed

Politics and escapology

Like a wrecking ball

ERC and PDECat won’t pull their punches in speaking out against the PSOE’s complicity in Article 155, responsible for the political prisoners, but they will have to act with pragmatism

EDICIÓ PAPER 05/09/2019

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