Far be it from me to want to draw attention away from the Carod Rovira roadshow or to mock or criticise Esquerra in any way, but is it really true – as someone in a position to know told me last night – that Carod’s party colleague, Jordi Portabella, is heir to a decent proportion of the Danone millions?
(Don’t know the history of Danone? Try here (Fr), here (Fr) and here (Sp). Luís Portabella became company president and presumably acquired a large wodge of shares in 1941 when Daniel Carasso, the Jewish proprietor, seems to have felt that it would be more appropriate to develop the business in the States. As you know, Hitler had met Franco at Hendaye in 1940, but fortunately the pet paranoia of the Generalissimo and most of the Spanish right was freemasonry.)
- ¡España británica!
Why impose disastrous Spanish policies on thriving Gibraltar when British colonisation of Spain would have so many advantages?
- Calls for transparent pricing in bars & restaurants
Good to see that Mayor Clos has joined in with the Kaleboel rant against ripoffs in tourist zones. Not particularly surprising
- Hitler’s interpreter at Hendaye
Brian Harris, via his blog, on events 74 years ago tomorrow: Gross is said to have been incompetent. As they parted,
- Wilful mondegreens from the popular repertoire
Lionel Richie opens a butchery in Bradford, while Frank Sinatra with the Count Basie Orchestra refuse to sell a raspberry ripple
- Another sacred language, persecuted
If you thought Jordi Bilbeny was a big smoker, try Daniel Cassidy’s paranoia-fueled inventions. (Via The Lexicographer’s Rules)