Catalonia

Hippy Neil took over my life... even my mum thought I was veggie like him

18 February 2017 9:00 am

I’m boning up on conversational Spanish for a trip to the Primera Persona festival in Barcelona with Alexei Sayle. We’re…

The demise of bullfighting has been predicted for 100 years, yet it lives on

Is bullfighting on its last gasp?

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Looking at the programme for the feria of San Isidro in Madrid this month (bullfights are being held on 31…

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Will Spain learn from Scotland in the battle for Catalan separatism?

3 October 2015 8:00 am

One of the unforeseen consequences of the reunification of Europe after the Cold War has been a resurgence of independence…

Andrew Marr’s diary: The summer of Corbyn — and other things we didn’t see coming

22 August 2015 9:00 am

This is the Corbyn summer. From the perspective of a short holiday, my overwhelming feeling is one of despair at…

Scotland knows the power of a common enemy. We English don’t

18 April 2015 9:00 am

When last Sunday Pope Francis took the brave step of acknowledging the Armenian tragedy as the ‘first genocide of the…

Where ‘poop’ came from

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Danny Alexander recounted in the Diary last week his daughter’s efforts in making unicorn poop. This is something of a…

Time for the King of Spain to save his country again

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Might there ever be in this century, anywhere in Europe, a case for serious political interference by an hereditary monarch?…