Spanish socialists were against the Iraq war because they don’t think it important that other people should be able to enjoy the same basic freedoms we do, soon. José García Domínguez on new domestic PSOE-speak: “Inequality is demanded by university lecturers in their struggle to avoid evaluation. Inequality is demanded by students who want grades without exams. Inequality is the wish of state employees as they struggle to avoid identical treatment to those in the private sector. Inequality is defended by every moral, sexual and religious minority in its eagerness to elevate its marginal practices to state orthodoxy. Inequality is the plea of the nationalists in order that people may benefit from different levels of public service provision as a function of their geographical location. Inequality â€¦ is the yearning of the Great Coalition of the Resentful [who want] on the one hand a [comprehensive] assault on the public purse and on the other the legitimation of the spread of uncontrolled, privatised use of those resources.” He’s clearly wrong on (4), but I’ll buy the rest.
- Ciudadanos de Cataluña launch, a bitter disappointment
Liberals believe that politics is about freeing individuals to live as they want within just bounds. Nationalists believe it is a
- Teachers/examiners with less skills than pupils/examinees
Story in Trouw about a German teacher who can’t speak German. This wouldn’t be so freaky in jobs-for-the-boys Spain, where the
- Betting on secession
A boring morning: I can’t find anyone who, following yesterday’s Catalan parliamentary elections, is prepared to bet against a ruling coalition
American exchange student brothel in Seville?
- Language immersion counter-productive, says Finnish prof
Being a naive progressive, my opposition to the illegal policy of compulsory Catalan language immersion has always been based on appeals