Jim Lawley

Europe

Spain’s growing culture war over General Franco

Rather than ’forgive and forget’, Spain’s transition to democracy became simply a case of ’forget’

By Jim Lawley

Europe

Spain’s pardoning of Catalan separatists may backfire

Opposition parties suggest that Sánchez’s real aim is to ensure the support of Catalan MPs

By Jim Lawley

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Is this a new dawn for the Spanish right?

Politics in Spain is now likely to become even more polarized, bad-tempered and aggressive

By Jim Lawley

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Can Spain’s Europhilism last?

Spain’s enthusiasm for the EU project may turn out to be as superficial as it is widespread

By Jim Lawley

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Spain’s anarchists are rioting

Today, Spain’s parliamentary democracy at least offers hope

By Jim Lawley

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Catalonia’s grievance culture

A whole generation has now learnt Catalan, arguably at the expense of Spanish

By Jim Lawley

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Can Spain’s faith in the EU survive COVID?

The European Union is widely regarded as an unquestionably good thing for Spain

By Jim Lawley

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The dark art of playing world-class Scrabble

Although you take out letters and you put on words, you should think in syllables

By Jim Lawley

Europe

Will Spain’s nation of rogues comply with the curfew?

There will certainly be a temptation to push the 11 p.m. curfew back

By Jim Lawley

Europe

Spain’s politics is fraying

The language politicians are using has become unmistakably bellicose

By Jim Lawley

Europe

Spain’s bureaucracy may not survive COVID

Some in Madrid blame the central government, some blame the regional government, and some blame both

By Jim Lawley

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The Spanish summer is well and truly canceled

‘This is like the seven plagues of Egypt,’ muttered one disgusted restaurant owner

By Jim Lawley

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Juan Carlos’s exile may not save the Spanish monarchy

The worry is that there will be further revelations about the ex-king in the fall and winter

By Jim Lawley

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Can Spain stomach another lockdown?

The pandemic is threatening to strike once more at the health and wealth of Spain

By Jim Lawley

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Spain faces its own Brussels conundrum

Will the EU stand by one of its most loyal members in her hour of need?

By Jim Lawley

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