More swift action

In 2010, Cataluña announced its intention to ban bullfighting in the region, describing it as ‘incompatible with Catalan tradition’, and the ban came into effect in January 2012. Now, in October 2016, the Spanish Constitutional Court has overturned the ban on the grounds that bullfighting is part of ‘Spanish heritage’ and therefore can only be banned by the central government.


Sánchez insists that the PSOE’s grassroots supports his strategy of stonewalling Rajoy and wants to see a broad coalition of what he calls “the forces of change”. With PSOE votes continuing in a downward spiral, it looks more like a case of wanting ‘power at any cost’. One could not remotely consider either of the long-established parties, PP or PSOE, under the banner ‘forces of change’.