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Barcelona on the brink amid arrests and elections

Embarrassing Champions League defeats, calamities contingency planning, an ageing core, and now a disgraced ex-president in custody; you might as well rename the club Barcewoena. However, this is not a laughing matter. This dangerous cocktail of crippling debts, poor on-field performance, and now former and current higher-ups at the club being detained poses a credible […]

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An evening with J. H. Elliot: Scots & Catalans, Nations without States

Professor Reglus Emiritus of Modern History at Oxford University, J.H. Elliott is a recently acclaimed author of Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion, published last year. On the 18 February, Elliott delivered a lecture in the University of Edinburgh with speci c regards to his new publication, following an invite from the School of History, Classics […]

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Guardiola told to stop wearing ribbon

Manchester City manager and Catalonia native, Pep Guardiola has recently accepted a charge from the FA for wearing a ‘political symbol’ in the form of a yellow ribbon to support jailed leaders of the ‘illegal’ referendum over Catalonian independence. Guardiola, a former player and manager of the Catalonian football giant, Barcelona, has accepted that he […]

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Is ‘Catalexit’ paving the way for other independence movements?

In the midst of the vibrancy of the Plaça de la Serradora in Barcelona, uniformed men sway in formation, spurred on by dogmas of strength, balance, courage and pragmatism, or ‘Força, equilibri, valor i seny’. The passion of the Catalonian people truly demonstrates the pride they have in their deep-rooted culture. Established in the 11th […]

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Sport

Barcelona a catalyst for Catalan independence

Catalan independence is, perhaps, not the most obvious topic to be gracing the Sport section of this newspaper.  With recent domestic experiences still fresh in the memory, our Comment writers provide a quite excellent take on what is represented increasingly as a seismic shift in the Spanish political landscape. It sits in this section, however, […]