2005 is pork barrel year for defence minister José Bono’s home region of Castilla-La Mancha. This should help mend relations between the local socialists and Madrid, which had become strained over water redistribution policy.
- Gràcia fiestas and the monopoly on legitimate violence
What’s the difference between Spanish defence minister, José Bono, who believes it better for his soldiers to die than to kill,
- Ahistorical Albacete
Unlike Carlos, I’m actually rather fond of Albacete, and not just because its ugliness is on a smaller scale than Birmingham’s.
- 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
- Albacete / Birmingham / New York
In Amor se escribe sin hache (Amor is written without H, 1929), “an almost cosmopolitan novel,” Enrique Jardiel Poncela describe Birmingham
- Hercesa: Casas con sentido > Well-thought Homes, and a big cui bono
“Homes that make sense” might have been closer to what the Guadalajara construction company Hercesa intended to convey, as well as