Editorials

editorial comments on topical news subjects

What a Bloody Mess!

Monday, October 2, 2017
By Martin Myall
What a Bloody Mess!

There is no doubt about it; the Catalan independence movement won the PR war yesterday, thanks to scenes of riot police laying into people trying to vote. »

Bogus BBC Scam?

Friday, September 29, 2017
By Martin Myall
Bogus BBC Scam?

I don't know how many other people have received this questionable BBC email, but in case you still haven't, perhaps a word of caution will come in handy. »

Ay! Cataluña!

Thursday, September 21, 2017
By Martin Myall
Ay! Cataluña!

(VUE) The illegalised referendum on the 1st of October in Cataluña looms with six million inhabitants caught between an intransigent, independence movement and an immobile Central Government. »

Face-Palm Time

Thursday, August 10, 2017
By Martin Myall
Face-Palm Time

They say that there are two Spains: the 1930s Victors and the Vanquished, today’s Left and the Right, but the real two Spains are: Funcionarios & Autónomos. »

Useless Roundabout

Saturday, July 15, 2017
By Martin Myall
Useless Roundabout

I had gone down to Chiringuito El Peñon in Salobreña at Friday lunchtime on my bike - only a lunatic uses a car on the Costa Tropical in July - and there it was, a bus stuck on the roundabout. »

Menu del Dia: Political Corruption

Thursday, May 25, 2017
By Martin Myall

There is a tremendous battle going on between the judicial power and the Government over the investigations and persecution of the omnipresent corruption in the Body Political. »

2017 National Budget

Thursday, May 4, 2017
By Martin Myall
2017 National Budget

The 2017 Budget which is about to be approved, thanks to Basque nationalist backing, can be summed up in the following fashion: incoming! »

Franco, Falangists & Nerja

Monday, April 24, 2017
By Martin Myall
Franco, Falangists & Nerja

Franco is long dead but there are still many people in Spain who are fanatic supporters - the funeral service in Nerja for a Franco-era minister was a demonstration of this. »

A Candle

Sunday, November 20, 2016
By Martin Myall
A Candle

It's hard to write a piece on one particular death in Cataluña without bitterness, or without getting-on-your-high-horse, as some might see it. »

I’m An Immigrant

Saturday, October 8, 2016
By Martin Myall

You know, I get just a little tired of the likes of Trump and UKIP going on about immigrants - I'm an immigrant; a Brit living his life in Spain. »