Ignacio Lillo

It’s not good weather

The beaches might be full, but summery temperatures occurring in a dry April is not good news for anyone

  • 14 Apr 2023 13:36

    Mark Nayler

    What relief?

    Deputy PM and economy minister Nadia Calviño singled out China as the country on which the EU "cannot just turn [its] back"

  • 14 Apr 2023 12:57

    Peter Edgerton

    Out of this world

    A year lasts 687 days on the red planet which means that blokes will be able to forget anniversaries and birthdays and things like that at about half the rate we do now

  • 10 Apr 2023 16:30


    Spoiled for choice

    Launching new political party Sumar, Yolanda Díaz declared her ambition to be Spain's first female prime minister, adding that Spanish women are "tired - very tired - of being patronised and ignored"

  • 10 Apr 2023 09:54


    The 'buy your tapas' spree

    As tough jobs go, rounding up total strangers off the street for a small commission has got to be right up there and, these days, as the phenomenon becomes ever more prevalent at eating establishments in Malaga city centre, I always endeavour to decline any such advances as politely as possible

  • 06 Apr 2023 12:33


    Georgina Oliver

    What a weird world

    Winks at old-style comics and digital antics are the new arty classics



  • 31 Mar 2023 12:06

    Peter Edgerton /

    The chores of defeat

    These days, finding an ironmongers requires a forty minute trek through a labyrinth of ice cream parlours, cocktail bars and Mexican restaurants to get to the outskirts of town where the strangely comforting hand-written, misspelt signs and dusty tools are hanging behind the shop window

  • 24 Mar 2023 13:53

    Mark Nayler

    A notable absence

    Coming as it does in an election year, the Conservatives' abstention from voting should be an antidote to complacency on Sánchez's part

  • 24 Mar 2023 13:41

    Peter Edgerton /

    Fair and square

    Easter will be well-organised mayhem as usual, although it still baffles me how the throngs and thrones which conspire to provide such a stunning spectacle don't provoke more problems than they actually do

  • 24 Mar 2023 13:31

    Fergal Macerlean

    Corruption is everywhere

    A 2022 Eurobarometer survey found that sixty-eight per cent of EU citizens believe that corruption is rife in their country

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