Giles Tremlett has an amusing/alarming article on the local man who is being required to pay more than half his monthly €980 (£678) disability pension in order that his mid-20s sons may lounge around at his ex-wife’s home. I don’t know what British law is like re parental obligations to keep feckless offspring approaching middle age; one favourable opinion here from a suitably qualified person may lead to them receiving an unexpected visitor.
- Vodka, connecting people
Assuming you weren’t born yesterday and you’re not exactly a teetotaller, do you regard with regret or gratitude the fact that cameras weren’t ubiquitous during your Å»oÅ‚Ä…dkowa years?
The medical condition which I most want to acquire, since surgery for the ear doesn’t seem to be forthcoming and a cure is unlikely:
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- election polls
Giles Tremlett writes this morning in The Guardian that:
Support for the Spanish People’s party government is ebbing away as concern about terrorism and separatism dominates the general election campaign, according to opinion polls published yesterday.
In fact – apart from the blip in socialist support when the war started – there is no statistically significant trend. Here are the percentages polled by the two main parties since November:
- Moroccan goatherd who fought for Franco
Or rather, to get slightly richer rather quicker than would otherwise have been the case. He gets a monthly Spanish government pension of €3. One of a series of profiles in El Mundo.
- Barcelona debt
“Clos!” mutters a wealthy neighbour every time it rains, confident that doom is imminent for Barcelona’s dentally salient mayor. In fact the AA rating assigned by Standard and Poor’s to the latest offering of municipal debt is just another sign that Barcelona is in pretty good shape, [insert preposition here] 20 years of Catalan socialist rule. …