Catalan regional telly, TV3, is a fascist fiefdom whose only quality product is syndicated football. Here’s a kiddies programme teaching them how to sing the Catalan “national” anthem (which is seen as being about killing Spaniards, hence the sickle) hand-on-heart:
As a child I found occasions involving the British anthem and flag and all that shite deeply embarrassing. I’m quite fond of the Dutch one for its melody and absurd first line, which, freely translated, goes, “Hey man, I’m William and I’m GERMAN!” Mr Wilders probably has plans to fix it, but if things don’t work out he could always move to Barcelona. Now’s a good time for sharply-priced offers.
- Spanish football celebrations on Barcelona Ramblas
John Chappell must have stayed up in conservative, nationalist Gracia if he had a quiet night. We were with friends on
- Heidegger and Beckenbauer
I’ll be visiting Jan van Bakel’s site again shortly to quote from his extraordinary collection of letters written by Flemish soldiers
- Catalan language policy: Marxist, Stalinist, Francoist or fascist?
The precedents for, and some possible implications of, the Catalanisation of Barcelona’s cinemas. Plus some crowd-pleasing video of the Quebec language
- Barcelona’s greatest Dutch pop star
Siegfried Anton den Boer/Siegfried Andre Den Boer Kramer/Anthony van den Boer/Tony Ronald/Tonny Ronald etc, born Arnhem 1941/1943/1944, permanently resident in Barcelona
- Why Spain must win tonight
The geopolitical consequences of a German victory don’t bear thinking about.