Catalan minister of education at LSE

Promotes law as a truth-telling device.

Trebots @ Saturday May 16th 2009 08:22

In questions, [Paul] Preston forced [Ernest Maragall] to to return to [the language issue], and Maragall replied that there is no language problem in Catalonia, that all the controversy arose from manipulations, sponsored by Spanish parties on the right (he did not clarify whether [principal vice-president in the national PSOE government] Fernández de la Vega belonged to one of these parties), and ended with the blunt assertion that the [new education] law will show that there is no language problem, a statement that left me most intrigued: I am not an expert in the philosophy of law but I would say that the virtues of laws do not include the verification or disproval of facts.

It would probably make more sense to lump things like this together with other stuff linked to via Greader and the blog front page and do a daily-ish roundup.

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  • Ernest Maragall (1) Ernest Maragall i Mira (born 5 January 1943) is a Catalan economist, politician, member of the Parliament of Catalonia and the current Minister of Foreign Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency of Catalonia. He was previously Minister of Education, a member of the European Parliament and a member of Barcelona City Council (BCC).
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  • Socialists' Party of Catalonia (44) The Socialists' Party of Catalonia (Catalan: Partit dels Socialistes de Catalunya, PSC-PSOE official acronym) is a social-democratic political party in Catalonia, Spain resulting from the merger of two parties Partit Socialista de Catalunya-Reagrupament led by Josep Pallach i Carolà and Partit Socialista de Catalunya-Congrés and also Catalan Federation of PSOE. It is the Catalan referent of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), and its Aranese section is Unity of Aran. The party had also been allied with federalist and republican political platform Citizens for Change (Ciutadans pel Canvi) until the 2010 election.
  • Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (61) The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Spanish: Partido Socialista Obrero Español [päɾˈti.ðo̞ so̞.θjäˈlis.tä o̞βɾe̞.ɾo̞ e̞s.päˈɲo̞l]; better known by its initials, PSOE [pe̞ˈso̞.e̞]), is a social-democratic political party in Spain. PSOE ruled in democratic Spain between 1982 and 1996, and between 2004 and 2011.
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