AS I write this in a pavement café in Barcelona’s Old Town, memories of the energy and energising sense of possibility crackling around Scotland last September have made my eyes a wee bit misty.
I had not even arrived in Catalunya but my excitement was building. At Charles de Gaulle airport, waiting for the Barcelona flight, the couple next to me were having a heated, but friendly exchange. Their neighbours soon joined in, and I’m not sure if my linguistic skills mislead me but I’m sure I detected a certain flirty tone too in among the banter. They swapped numbers as we were called to board.
First published in The Sunday Herald 27 September 2015Read more
Next Sunday, the people of Catalunya go to the polls to choose their new government. However, this election will have further implications than merely a change in seats for Catalan political parties.
Due to the intransigence of the Spanish state, this vote has been given the status of a proxy for a referendum on Catalan independence.
First published in The Sunday Herald 20 September 2015Read more
The people of Catalunya will have a vote on 9 November 2014.
Published in the Scotsman on 16th December 2013Read more