Miquel at Tot Barcelona suspects this may just be another scheme to enrich the Catalan oligarchy at the cost of the rest, while Salvador Sostres wonders why, since profit trails here generally lead to fiscal paradises rather than reinvestment, the ruling class describe themselves as Catalan, rather than Swiss, patriots. Did Barcelona’s tourist crime entrepreneurs learn their techniques from the longest-running show in the world: not The Mousetrap, but the Catalan administrations’ “look up at the flag while we pick your pockets” scam?
- Rambla scrambla
You’re standing there watching a gang of hardnuts running a find-the-lady game. Your wallet’s safely in your pocket with your hand
- Catalan News Agency: Catalan is a Roman language
Saül Gordillo is the director of the Catalan state news agency, the Agència Catalana de Notícies. Appointed by ERC under the
- Sod the costa
Nick Lloyd is posting literary references to the miserable state of the costa. I believe that we should learn to accept
- Two cool & contrasting Barcelona retro photo series
With a chart comparing Catalan to Madrilenian GDP 1980-2009.
- How the Swiss saved Spain
Far from welcoming Napoleon as a liberator from the evil Bourbons, Catalan irregulars inflicted some of the most significant and discouraging