Mark Nayler

Can Brexit inspire Catalan independence?

16 February 2017 12:57

The increasingly radical Catalonian independence project has been dealt its latest blow this week: on Tuesday, Spain’s constitutional court ruled that…

It’s no surprise Spain has already blocked Nicola Sturgeon’s half-baked Brexit plan

22 December 2016 15:37

It should come as no surprise that the Spanish government has so swiftly rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s proposal of a bespoke Brexit…

After a tumultuous year, Spanish politics returns to an uneasy status quo

20 December 2016 12:22

It’s been exactly a year ago since Spain held what would turn out to be the first of two general elections in…

Spain’s political deadlock finally ends

4 November 2016 11:38

After nearly a year of bickering and stalling, Spanish politicians have finally formed their country’s new government. Mariano Rajoy, leader of…

The Spanish left is a defeated force

14 October 2016 14:37

There aren’t many certainties in the maelstrom of Spanish politics at the moment, but there is one: that the left,…

Spain’s political freeze starts to bite

8 September 2016 14:07

The circus of Spanish politics shows no signs of stopping. For now, the country is managing to weather this eight…

Will Spain’s election finally end the country’s power vacuum?

28 June 2016 9:23

The only surprise result in Spain’s repeat general election on Sunday – rendered necessary by the impasse produced by December’s –…

Was Spain’s ‘new political era’ just a mirage?

9 May 2016 14:20

More than four months on from Spain’s December general election, optimism has given way to fatigue and cynicism among the…

As Catalonia turns up the heat, Madrid’s politicians are ever more divided

17 January 2016 17:48

Almost a month on from an unprecedentedly divisive general election, Spain seems further away from forming a new government than…

Spain has rejected austerity. So what does it do now?

23 December 2015 13:34

Spain is a long way from being Greece or Portugal, but in Sunday’s historic general election, Spaniards sent out the…

Spain’s hunger for political change may be just what Catalonia needs

27 October 2015 14:54

Some unjustified assumptions inform the Spanish government’s anti-Catalonian rhetoric: that it will be in power long enough to prevent Catalonia leaving Spain; that…