editorial comments on topical news subjects

What a Bloody Mess!

There is no doubt about it; the Catalan independence movement won the PR war yesterday, thanks to scenes of riot police laying into people trying to vote.

Bogus BBC Scam?

I don’t know how many other people have received this questionable BBC email, but in case you still haven’t, perhaps a word of caution will come in handy.

Ay! Cataluña!

(VUE) The illegalised referendum on the 1st of October in Cataluña looms with six million inhabitants caught between an intransigent, independence movement and an immobile Central Government.

Face-Palm Time

They say that there are two Spains: the 1930s Victors and the Vanquished, today’s Left and the Right, but the real two Spains are: Funcionarios & Autónomos.

Useless Roundabout

SAL Stuck Bus

I had gone down to Chiringuito El Peñon in Salobreña at Friday lunchtime on my bike – only a lunatic uses a car on the Costa Tropical in July – and there it was, a bus stuck on the roundabout.

Franco, Falangists & Nerja

Franco is long dead but there are still many people in Spain who are fanatic supporters – the funeral service in Nerja for a Franco-era minister was a demonstration of this.