RMF@Fum i estalzí notes that the CIA thinks that 26% of the Spanish population can’t speak Spanish (0% would be closer). Since denial and sabotage of bilingualism is one of the principal strategies of Catalan separatism, does this mean that the CIA is being run by our fascist friends? Is Esquerra Republicana’s extorsionist ex-terrorist, Xavier Vendrell, collecting revolutionary taxes from them, as he attempted to do from civil servants during his party’s period in the regional government? We should be told.
(Ã“rdago’s piece links to stuff about one of Vendrell’s party colleagues, Marcel·lí Canet. Confusingly for English speakers, Canet combined his terrorism for Terra Lliure with a job as a fireman, which in Catalan is spelt bomber.)
- Catalans “Spain’s new Jews”
This bizarre interview with Esquerra Republicana bootboy, Joan Puigcercós, demonstrates the absurd and often obscene self-delusion which feeds Catalanist fascist victim
- A repulsive party
Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya/Republican Left of Catalonia are changing their name to Esquerra/Left. It’ll be interesting to see how this goes
- Spanish, most popular elective extra-curricular language in English higher education
Now ahead of French, while German is being overtaken by Chinese.
- How Dutch was Nieuw-Nederland?
Mark Liberman points to an article by Laura Durnford on the Radio Netherlands World Service site which describes how the C17th
- 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