Peter Edgerton /

Abroad. Thoughts from home

Having spent more than a quarter of a century living in Malaga, I never cease to be amazed at how rapidly I cleave to my cultural roots every time I visit the land of my birth

  • 18 Aug 2023 17:37

    Mark Nayler

    Rogue state

    If a repeat election becomes necessary in December (which seems likely), then Spain won't have had a proper leadership for the entire duration of its stint at the helm of the EU

  • 18 Aug 2023 16:42

    Finance opinion

    Jeremy Blatch

    Don't bank on it

    The series of account closures underlines the fact that there is a toxic culture at the top, just as we saw when those responsible for failure in the subprime credit crash and world banking crisis were rewarded - remaining unpunished to this day

  • 14 Aug 2023 11:30

    David Andrews

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T... find out what it means to me

    In the last couple of years, insults commonplace in the 70s, 80s and 90s have been gradually raising their ugly heads again. Today, I find myself completely taken aback when somebody starts using them in a completely flippant way

  • 14 Aug 2023 11:29

    Peter Edgerton /

    Performing arts

    Maybe it's Voice X Has Got Talent-type talent shows which have done the damage or maybe it's Tik Toxic and the like, but we seem to have reached a point where it's commonly believed you can leap directly from singing into your hair brush in front of the mirror to cavorting before multitudes in stadiums via a couple of quick open mics down at your local

  • 11 Aug 2023 19:53

    The Euro Zone

    Mark Nayler

    The calm before the storm

    In exchange for crucial support in the investiture vote(s) next week, Puigdemont has asked Sánchez for amnesties for all those still facing charges for their role in the illegal independence referendum of 2017

  • 04 Aug 2023 16:08

    Peter Edgerton /

    The health of nations

    The Andalusian Health Service is currently introducing a notification system to remind us of upcoming appointments because the Post It note/fridge door combo clearly isn't working judging by the number of no-shows throughout the region

  • 04 Aug 2023 16:07

    Esperanza De Justo. Director of Business Development, Retail and F&B at Colliers

    From 'chiringuito' to beach club

    The more modern beach clubs started offering Balinese beds, pools, resting areas, hammock service, and a wider gastronomic selection

  • 04 Aug 2023 16:07

    Mark Nayler


    Montero spoke of pardoning Catalonia's debt to the central government, not just as a one-off arrangement but as part of country-wide reform

  • 28 Jul 2023 18:14

    Mark Nayler

    Hands off

    Statistics from 2015 and 2016 indicate that Spain's GDP expansion, and tourism as a percentage of that expansion, aren't overly sensitive to political battles or vacuums

  • 28 Jul 2023 18:13

    Peter Edgerton

    I can't see clearly

    We're so wrapped up in our own worlds, staring at screens, feeding our already firmly entrenched views with endless diatribes from like-minded souls that our capacity for flexibility and nuance has been all but irrevocably eroded

  • 28 Jul 2023 18:11

    Far from a feminist utopia

    One wonders whether, had the film come out a week or two earlier, this pink wave rolling into cinemas across the nation could have had a greater influence on voters and the results of the election might have been more conclusive

  • 21 Jul 2023 16:09

    Georgina Oliver

    Size matters

    Two Spanish artists play the XXL card

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