José Mena Aguado is apparently being punished on the basis of article 7.31 of the Ley Orgánica del Régimen Disciplinario de las Fuerzas Armadas, which requires neutrality of soldiers with respect to the various political alternatives. Since article 8.1 of the constitution requires the armed forces to defend Spain’s territorial integrity and the constitutional order, and since that’s all Mena did in his speech, then I figure that the law in question must be unconstitutional.
- Why does the PNV hate Fujimori?
Someone just sent me a wild and wildly misleading press release (Spanish) from the PNV, the main legal Basque nationalist party.
- Would you be arrested in Spain if you called for the (re)introduction of the death penalty for corrupt politicians?
Not that I’d dream of doing any such thing.
- Perspectives for home schooling in Catalonia
It’s looking good, and who the hell cares if it’s unconstitutional?
- Guardian prints any old bollocks about Catalonia
There’s a terrible piece by James Sturcke in the Guardian today on the statute of autonomy. It repeats various stale myths
- Spanish film producer buys & bins tickets to trigger next tranche of subsidies
Apparently Por un puñado de besos is almost as bad as the last Nicole Kidman thing, but that’s no reason why