One of the best ways to avoid being made redundant is not to take phone calls of any nature midweek. It’s an interesting comment on Maragall’s competence that he chose to reshuffle at a moment when, due to holes in the mobile network, one of his victims couldn’t have answered even if he’d wanted to.…

Domestic bliss

Half the Spanish population is sedentary, while the other half undertakes periodic top-up trips to the kitchen.