If Montilla thinks that anyone from anywhere can be president of Bananalunya, then he’s obviously not smart enough to qualify himself. Here‘s a copy posted by Ã“rdago of Francesc de Carreras’ LV article noting the astonishing absence of charnegos from the Catalan government. One of the bizarre paradoxes of exclusion of non-Catalan-born citizens from positions of real power here is that, while the government demands that Catalan–spoken habitually by less than 1% of EU citizens–be used in European institutions, Spanish–spoken habitually by more than 50% of Catalan citizens–has not been heard in most Catalan representative bodies for years. Since there is a scheme in these things, I’m trying to figure where guiris rate relative to charnegos. I would quite like an official car.
- How to commit a political crime in Catalonia
Amid Catalan witches in Murcian pantomime and calls in Catalan tabloid Avui for the killing of anti-Catalanists, here at Nihil Obstat
- Language use survey
While nationalist politicians continue to exaggerate hugely the number of Catalan speakers (think: lobbying, EU official languages), the new Idescat figures
- End of an affair?
Catalan Europhilia seems to be decreasing as contact with European institutions increases.
- Quantitative analysis by language of Barcelona publications in British Library Integrated Catalogue
The Catalan government continues to claim that public use of Catalan was prohibited during the dictatorship, but everyone sensible now agrees
- Official languages
There’s a lot of fuss at the moment in the land of the free about attempts to make English the official