Lavapiés recordará a Arturo Barea dando nombre a la plaza situada frente a las Escuelas Pías

Mi petición lanzada hace un año dar su fruto. Barea sería recordado en su país de origen y no solo en su país de exilio (Inglaterra).

December 1, 2016

My double nationality remarks at meeting of Brit ex-pats in Madrid

How many of you have lived in Spain for more than 10 years?

Those of you who have qualify, if you so wish, to start the process of double nationality provided you also pay taxes here and contribute to the social security system, assuming you are not retired.

A Spaniard in the UK, however, only needs five years residency and unlike we Brits does not run the risk of having his second passport (the British one granted to him) taken away from him if he continues to use his Spanish passport.

November 29, 2016

Inside Spain (17 October-28 November)

Spain back in the international arena, Merkel applauds Rajoy.
Madrid signals softer approach towards Gibraltar.
New Popular Party minority government faces many challenges.
European Commission downgrades growth forecast, making fiscal deficit reduction more difficult.
Ferrovial wins €300m high-speed train contract in UK.

November 29, 2016

Where is Spain Going?

My talk at the Gibraltar Literary Festival. An extended version of the one given in Dublin and Galway.

October 20, 2016

Review of my Spain book in the International Journal of Iberian Studies

A New Course For Spain

October 11, 2016

Where is Spain Going? My talk at the Cervantes Institute, Dublin, and then NUI Galway

The famous and very successful Spanish tourism slogan of the 1960s – “Spain is different” – which it was then as the country was the only dictatorship in Western Europe apart from Portugal – has come back to haunt Spaniards, but this time for very different reasons.

October 6, 2016

Inside Spain (19 July-20 September)

Spain receives 2% of the refugees it agreed to accept.
Clock starts ticking towards third election in a year.
Rajoy ups growth forecast, warns of consequences of political deadlock.
Ferrovial enters Chilean electricity sector.

September 21, 2016

Una calle para Arturo Barea en Lavapiés

Para los admiradores de Arturo Barea (1897-1957), autor de la trilogía “La forja de un rebelde”, que murió en el exilio en Inglaterra, es una gran noticia que el Comisionado de la Memoria Histórica haya decidido honrarle al otorgar su nombre a una calle de Madrid. Yo me alegro, en particular, porque junto con dos amigas lanzamos una petición el diciembre pasado pidiendo al Ayuntamiento de Madrid reconocer al gran escritor. Nos parecía justo, pero en Lavapiés, escenario de su obra y donde pasó su infancia, y no donde el comisionado ha decidido.

July 28, 2016

Entrevista en Radio Nacional de España sobre doble nacionalidad para Británicos

July 12, 2016

My interview on Talk Radio Europe on double nationality for Brits in Spain

As of 1 minute.18 seconds.

July 10, 2016