Populism literally means to speak out for the everyday person against the establishment. The municipalist approach to local government allows people a say in where they live. What happens if you mix the two?
Spanish Elections 2019: How did it come to this?
The campaigns finished on Friday and this will give people their traditional day of reflection, before they make their decision on the Sunday in Spain’s most divided election in years.
Plaza Margaret Thatcher… in Madrid.
Yes, it is real, and ironically outside an abandoned bank.
“The protest continued well into the night down the main avenues of Spain’s capital city, all the while the people eating in these restaurants were being waited on by women who probably couldn’t afford to strike.”
Since 2017, when 40,000 women ascended on Madrid the 8th March has become a big date in the Spanish calendar. 2018 was when it really hit it off with millions of women striking in the first ever 24 hour strike. Housewives hung out their aprons, next to the Spanish flags, in solidarity with their fellow strikers. Here is why, in 2019, it is more important than ever.
Fascists are gaining ground in the south of Spain. How did this happen? It was always going to happen.
“The fascists are on the rise ” scream the left and “Cultural Marxism is consuming our community ” say the ultra right catholics.
Whatever your political standing, you cannot deny that Madrid is a city that likes voicing its opinion.
Even if you are an English speaker you can get involved. It’s just knowing where to turn.
Royal scandal and claiming tax payers money. Isn’t Monarchy a bit dated for the 21st century?
Will the new law stopping the glorification of fascism help the left wingers stay in power or will the right win over the Spanish public’s heart and convince them to put the past behind them?
With the ongoing failing Brexit negotiations. We are left the question what will happen after.
Will you be an economic migrant, expat, immigrant or political refugee after Brexit?
On the anniversary of the start of the Civil War, I take a look at what life under Franco was like.
Is the Far right on the rise in Spain and can we avoid it?
What is going on with Catalonia and why do they want independence? Is it the same as Scotland and are they really any different to the Spanish? Living in Madrid I am exposed to plenty of news, rumours, insults and praise for the region and its people, and I wanted to share and explore that […]
I’ve decided to take a small break from moaning about the Conservative party or writing of trying to survive as an Englishman in Madrid. So, I’ve decided to embark upon a series of something I consider myself to be a connoisseur and expert on. Drinking establishments. Far away from the Spanish jammon franchises and American […]