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¿Qué? S04E10: UK ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott discusses the coronavirus crisis

We also catch up with Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Martin Makepeace, the president of the British Association of San Antonio, Ibiza

Spain is in its second week of lockdown in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus, and ¿Qué? podcast hosts Simon Hunter and Melissa Kitson are still confined to their homes in Madrid.

As with last week’s episode, we have once again opted for a series of interviews. First up, we spoke to Hugh Elliott, the United Kingdom’s ambassador to Spain and Andorra, to find out what challenges are facing him and his team during this ongoing health emergency. We also got in touch with Chris Dottie, Spain manager at recruitment firm Hays, and also the president of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain. And finally, for the first time on the podcast, we checked in with a listener from Spain’s Balearic Islands: Martin Makepeace, a businessman based in Ibiza, who is also the president of the British Association of San Antonio.

¿Qué? is a podcast that tries to explain to an English-speaking audience the curious, the under-reported and sometimes simply bizarre news stories that are often in the headlines in Spain.

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