The spying has been going on for a long time

With the fallout from the Catalangate scandal dominating the headlines, we take a look at the long history of surveillance by the Spanish authorities on the Catalan pro-independence movement

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Spying is incompatible with the rule of law

The state of suspicion is a degeneration of the rule of law, as dictatorships and totalitarian regimes have shown us. Suspicion of ordinary citizens is the way to justify the need to spy on, to control...

“Mahatma Gandhi a martyr to assassin’s bullets”

Occasionally, the human race produces truly exceptional persons of unique qualities. Gandhi is without any doubt one of them. Behind an apparently frail and simple physical appearance hid a towering personality...

Hard to swallow

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, analyses the situation at Catalonia’s leading clubs as the season draws to a close

Brain and brawn

TV series The British writer Lee Child has published more than forty novels and short stories starring Jack Reacher, a huge former US military police officer with a very peculiar code of conduct, who...