surinenglish

18:14

the euro zone

Status anxiety

It's starting to look like Torra will be yet another casualty of what his predecessor Carles Puigdemont called the "electric chair" of the Catalan presidency

Mark Nayler

18:12

Scrum dancing

Football is not exactly the people's game any more, is it?

Peter Edgerton

18:11

food & drink

Dry January

Unlike most contrived occasions, there are no commercial benefits to anyone

ANDREW J. LINN

18:09

The Hokey Cokey

We've all been shaken all about since waking up on 24 June 2016 to the final result of the EU referendum

Jennie Rhodes

18:07

The emotion of Brexit

The EU is losing one of its engines, the country that is most in favour of taking advantage of the opportunities offered by financial globalisation

JOSÉ M. DE AREILZA

16:25

food & drink

Australia on fire

In a matter of a few hours James Tilbrook had lost his living, his way of making a living, and everything that mattered for him except life itself

ANDREW J. LINN

15:56

Where's the sensitivity?

We are losing sensitivity, an element of cohesion for the human race; and we mustn't forget that this is what makes us different from animals

JOSÉ MIGUEL AGUILAR

15:55

Thank you for the daze

In the last few days the local powers that be in Magaluf have decided that enough is enough and eliminated all oxymoronic happy hours in one fell swoop

Peter Edgerton

15:53

the euro zone

Taking a short cut

It looks like Sánchez's minority administration, also comprised of leftist Podemos, is passing new laws with ease

Mark Nayler

17:31

the euro zone

Outside in

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias has finally completed the last stage of a long and bumpy transition from angry outsider to national lawmaker

Mark Nayler

17:30

The inbetweeners

The beauty lies in the spaces interwoven among the holidays and the revelry and the pomp and the celebration; they don't, however, hold quite the same melancholy magic as the greys of January

Peter Edgerton

17:28

food & drink

Corked or just bad

Nowadays very few bottles of wine are affected by cork taint

ANDREW J. LINN

17:25

Antonioooo!

When Olivia Colman opens the envelope containing the winner of the Oscar for the best actor in a leading role she probably won't be emulating Penélope Cruz's iconic cry at the ceremony several years ago

Ivan Gelibter

12:21

Thanks for the ad

Filming a TV ad can be a lot of fun; mostly, though, these things are just waiting around for hours on end and drinking tea out of plastic cups

Peter Edgerton