John Foster / 17 Nov 2023

Between Two Nationalisms

The Spanish Challenge

Breathe easy. Spain’s Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, has won a second term in office.  This is the best possible outcome of the July election. Not just for Spain but also for Europe.(...)

John Foster / 28 Jul 2023

When the Press Fails

The 2023 Spanish Election

For the last two months, Anglo news media said the same thing: A far-right wave is sweeping Europe, and Spain would be its next conquest.(...)
Max Sattonnay / 20 Jul 2023

Making Spain Far-Right Again

The Verónica Fumanal Interview

It's all about the truth. Veteran Spanish political consultant Verónica Fumanal spoke with The Battleground about the impact of the 2023 election campaign on the country's press.(...)

Big shoes to fill. London, June 2017.
Josh Kitto / 29 Jan 2020

Rebuilding the Labour Party

The Search for Intelligent Life

X left defeated by x far-right. It doesn’t matter where it is. It always happens, in every country.

It happens so regularly, in fact, you’d think it was preprogrammed. Conspiracy theory, anyone?(...)

John Foster / 03 May 2019

Democracy in the Era of Populism

Chantal Mouffe and the Spanish Election

With the results of the snap elections held in Spain on Sunday still in the headlines, new questions have been raised about the so-called “populist moment” about which so much ink has been spilt of late.(...)