M a r k   N a y l e r

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After living in Andalucía for over a year, I have

started to get the sense that Jerez - the largest city in

the province of Cadiz - is somewhat overlooked in favour of more ostentatious neighbours such as Cadiz

(regional capital) and Seville.






Since December last year, newspapers have become

fond of saying that Spain is “gripped” by its lack of government, suggesting it is unable to move forward, in any way, until the next administration is formed.






Working unsupervised  
(SUR in English 6th May 2016)


Was Spain’s “new political era” just a mirage?
(The  Spectator 9th May 2016)


(SUR in English 22nd April 2016)


700 years of sherry on horseback   
(Sur in English 6th May 2016)


(SUR in English 22nd April 2016)


More than four months on from Spain’s December general election, optimism has given way to fatigue and cynicism among the electorate.






Down to business
(Sur in English 19th May 2016)


(SUR in English 22nd April 2016)


Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been bankrupt three times.” This
admission - made by a successful Spanish entrepreneur in a
recent speech - has had a great effect on Spain’s acting prime
minister.




Now, with the partnership of Podemos and Izquierda Unida
(IU: United Left), Luis de Guindos, the acting finance minister,
must be much more alarmed than he was three months ago
when he expressed concern at the prospect of an Podemos -
PSOE alliance.




Cause for concern?
(Sur in English 13th May 2016)


(SUR in English 22nd April 2016)


Back and forth
(Sur in English 27th May 2016)


(SUR in English 22nd April 2016)


Why can’t the EU decide what to do with Spain?




More fuel for a feria juncky
(Sur in English 27th May 2016)


(SUR in English 22nd April 2016)


I am developing a theory about And a l u s i a n ferias -
or, more specifically, about how best to enjoy them.



M a r k   N a y l e r

freelance journalist