M a r k   N a y l e r

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Withstanding the damage
(Sur in English 25th August  2017)

The tragic events of last week leave us to speculate about
the combined impact of the terror and recent anti-tourism
attacks in Barcelona on the city’s tourist industry, and on
Spain’s as a whole.



Catalonia’s fight for independence is turning nasty
(The Spectator 22nd  August  2017)

As if the issue of Catalonian secession wasn’t fraught enough,
some of its most committed advocates are now arguing that the
terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils last week demonstrate
the region’s readiness for independence.



Spain faces up to Europe’s new terror threat
(The Spectator  18th  August  2017)

Spain is no stranger to terrorist attacks but the atrocities
perpetrated in Barcelona and Cabrils yesterday and in
particular  the weapon used, seems to have opened up a
new chapter in the fight against terrorism.



We need to talk
(Sur in English 18th  August  2017)

There is growing concern in Spain about the effects of mass
tourism. How to deal with the ever increasing number of foreign
visitors is a problem requiring a nationwide debate. Now is the
time for that discussion.




Losing touch
(Sur in English 11th  August  2017)

This week saw Mariano Rajoy issue his latest warning to the
increasingly aggressive separatists in Catalonia.



Taking the credit
(Sur in English 4th August  2017)

Spain appears to be on an economic roll at the moment
But how much credit can Rajoy’s government take for this
dazzling macroeconomic performance? Not much, as it turns out.



Catalonia’s quest for independence takes
another surreal turn

(The Spectator August 2nd  2017)

The sight of Mariano Rajoy in the witness box this week giving
evidence in the Gurtel corruption case was a PR disaster for
his party but a gift to Catalonian secessionists.



M a r k   N a y l e r

freelance journalist