I assume someone else will comment on the Laporta-Pujol double act at the Barça match (1-2 at home to Real) last night: the young club president who, despite an appalling week, still believes he can win it all, and the weary old politician who has just seen his successor shut out of the new regional government by the forces he did his best to keep at bay for 25 years.
Meanwhile down on the bench the injured Ronaldinho was providing a show all of his own: wearing his stoned hippy hat and The Smile™, our local idiot savant played Laporta to the Pujol of an extraordinary dour old man on his left who, wearing a wonderful flat cap, looked as if he’d come straight from Coronation Street Central Casting, anno 1978. Who is this man who, moreover, doesn’t show up on photos?
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The best photos I’ve ever taken.
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The self-proclaimed left-wing regional government is continuing in its efforts to ghettoise Spanish speakers, whose school failure rate in Catalonia is
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Plus a zarzuela/politics RFI.
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Jordi Pujol’s venerable dream appears finally to have been realised, although perhaps not quite as he anticipated.