Regular readers will have noticed that there has been an hiatus in this blog.
Sometimes life takes over in unexpected ways. Amongst other stuff, being without internet at home for 6 weeks has been quite traumatic. Let’s hope I never have to go through this again.
Much has been happening since my last entry.
- a new UK coalition government
- FC Barcelona has won the League title
- AVUI has been bought by El Punt on the cheap with the support of PSOE-PSC with the aim of toning down its editorial policy and ultimately get rid of the title. Shame because AVUI and its Diàleg pages were an oasis of free-thinking and competing viewpoints, from PP and Ciudadanos to ERC and Reagrupament.
- I visited by family and friends in Catalonia and enjoyed a visit to the city of Zaragoza.
- The Labour Party is Glasgow has found itself mired in corruption allegations and scandals. To call this lot the Labour mafia as I and many other people do is really an understatement.
- The Spanish Constitutional Court has issued a ruling against the new Catalan Estatut (devolution framework) that was approved by the Spanish Parliament, the Catalan Parliament and the people of Catalonia in a referendum. This ruling destroys the consensus of 1979 and attacks the most fundamental tenets of social cohesion in Catalonia.
- The Spanish PM has said that the process of devolution (“desarrollo autonómico”) for Catalonia has been closed.
- Spain is going to play in the FIFA World Cup final for the first time ever. My 20/1 bet placed a few weeks ago now looks extremely good value.
- A few so-called “neutral” bloggers have come out of the closet with regards to the whole Spain vs Catalonia debate.
Normal services will resume soon. I am trying to recover usernames, passwords, etc, and get my thoughts together on a few issues.