Catalan vote marks the end of an era


Here is my latest article published in the New Statesman:

Centuries of cultural tradition came to a dramatic close last week when Catalonia became the first region in Spain to vote in favour of banning bullfighting. In recent weeks political tensions have been high in Spain, following the constitutional court’s decision to negate Catalonia’s legal status as a nation. Although many will simply see the ban as an attempt to reassert Catalan identity, it has gone one step further in politicising one of Spain’s most culturally divisive traditions. Read on

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