Aragón, Cataluña and Cantabria can’t afford to pay their doctors’ and nurses’ salaries, so they recently had a powpow which, despite the pussyfooting, was an initial attempt to think about reducing costs by sharing resources, as well as about mustering courage to tell health service users that they’re going to have to pay quite a lot more via their taxes and at point of access.
Unless an extra central government is to descend from heaven on a cloud, the first bit basically means returning powers to central government. This would have been great news to bond markets concerned about the viability of Spain’s constitutional model and about Catalan government insolvency, and might have reduced Catalonia’s frightening cost of borrowing.
But, of course, while recentralisation is what one hand desperately wants, the other hand is threatening mayhem unless costly nation-building and flag production at parish pump level is promised–after all, what would be the default language to be used in a common health system?! And so the whole thing was hidden away and talked down.
Fucking madness, no?
- A victim responds!
Lynce say, “We’re working on it,” which is what any intelligent organisation does in such circumstances, and I’m sure they’ll get
- Time for Spain to adopt the Western calendar?
Mañana will do.
- Catalan government insolvent, up $hit creek, etc etc
But leaking the news just after the Mavi Marmara incident meant hardly anyone noticed.
- 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
- Translation of “The political economy of Catalan independence”
Clemente Polo has blogged a short book containing what feel like author-translated essays by him and four other anti-secessionists, José Luis