Tag archive for politics of Spain (RSS)

Is Gertrude Stein pulling the strings on the Balearics?

Posted: November 17th 2011 17:12. Last modified: November 17th 2011 17:14

José Ramón Bauzá, in government but losing the power of speech.

Langston Hughes in Spain

Posted: October 1st 2011 17:51. Last modified: October 1st 2011 18:08

Idealism vs realism as a Stalinist hack copes with the Italian bombing of Barcelona but struggles to explain why Moorish peasants are slaughtering Spanish workers in the battle for Madrid.

Berlusconi and the wiseness of Mubarak

Posted: February 4th 2011 16:45. Last modified: February 4th 2011 16:56

"The wisest of men" line isn't the former's, but ben trovato it certainly is.

Coals to Newcastle, or the great Spanish electricity export swindle

Posted: December 28th 2010 21:06. Last modified: December 28th 2010 21:54

If Spain is selling electricity to France, how come Spanish consumer prices are 50% higher than north of the border?

Cataloonia, Sweden on the Med

Posted: November 22nd 2010 21:29. Last modified: November 23rd 2010 08:15

Jordi Pujol's venerable dream appears finally to have been realised, although perhaps not quite as he anticipated.

Josep Huguet, José Millán Astray and the death of intelligence

Posted: September 5th 2010 13:02. Last modified: September 5th 2010 15:09

With a sublime little parody of romantic nationalism from Camilo José Cela, who has his own particular view of this bothersome culture vs civilisation thing.

Zapatero to undertake pilgrimage to Our Lady of Jugglers?

Posted: August 5th 2010 11:07. Last modified: August 5th 2010 11:09

Only God can save him now.

Nick Clegg’s Spanish

Posted: June 19th 2010 21:41. Last modified: June 20th 2010 09:19

Includes several therapeutic tongue-twisters.

Gil y pollas, pollos, racho, Gil, etc

Posted: May 21st 2010 00:49. Last modified: May 21st 2010 00:54

The etymology of "gilipollas" as a mere excuse to quote a gross 16th century shepherd and link to some video fragments of Jesús Gil y Gil.

Politics, the art of confusion

Posted: April 28th 2010 14:55. Last modified: April 29th 2010 18:33

A borrowed verdict on the current public utterances of Spanish officials, and a suggestion that the Catalan national question may be about to be resolved in the same way it was in 1918-23.

Garzón and the Batman theory of justice

Posted: April 13th 2010 13:34. Last modified: April 14th 2010 11:44

The relative awfulness of, and defining differences between, English and Spanish justice.

Otra Liga es posible

Posted: March 12th 2010 13:21. Last modified: March 12th 2010 13:28

An Iberian proposal would slash wage costs, free up time and talent for cashflow-friendly shagshow opportunities, and assimilate football to mainstream Peninsular cultural practice.

Bloody Galicians

Posted: February 26th 2010 09:27. Last modified: February 26th 2010 09:48

But what was Rosa Díez actually trying to say before she so expertly inserted foot into mouth?

Binding referendum on the future of Catalonia, hosted by Kalebeul

Posted: February 24th 2010 08:38.

In response to confusion in the markets re Spain's constitutional arrangements and the size and distribution of its public debt, kaleBirthday has, remarkably, gained the consent of the Catalan, Spanish and EU administrations to conduct a binding poll on the future of the troubled region. Vote now or forever hold your peace.

The Lutheran conspiracy against Spain

Posted: February 19th 2010 01:08. Last modified: February 19th 2010 22:11

With the Anglo-Saxon plot in tatters and Jewish machinations a non-starter, some strategic paranoia for Mr Zapatero. (Like: Is Mendelssohn's Elijah a secret weapon of German subversion?)

Born, not made

Posted: February 16th 2010 23:09. Last modified: February 16th 2010 23:13

The Spanish, making progress with a backlog of untranslated English snowclones?

If the earth belongs to the wind, then who does the wind belong to?

Posted: January 5th 2010 13:01. Last modified: January 5th 2010 13:04

Property rights in the natural order of things, and the economic subtext to Zapatero's cosmology.

Why they didn’t find Lorca

Posted: December 18th 2009 17:17. Last modified: December 18th 2009 17:40

Bishop Gibson of Granada understands beatific bureaucracy but not tradition. Featuring a bad Vietnamese flamenco clip.

Font de Mora, right about small screens causing myopia in children?

Posted: December 15th 2009 22:59. Last modified: December 15th 2009 23:05

Nearsightedness is increasing, and there aren't many other reasonable explanations.

Consum vs Conssum

Posted: December 10th 2009 18:55. Last modified: December 10th 2009 19:11

Trademark theft to liven up the Spanish fruit and veg price-war?


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