The ethnic cleansers (away with the lazy, decadent race that has lived off us for 500 years!) and living spacers (let’s declare war on France, Italy, and whatever remains of Spain!) already had their imitation of Franco’s Valle de los Caídos on Montjuïc, and tomorrow is another big day with the unveiling of the renovated Mercado del Borne as the Catalanist copy of the Spanish nationalists’ Numancia myth (heroic autochthons fighting to the death against well-armed invaders). Glamboy69 (“Reflexions d’un arqueòleg glamurós”) has a fine introduction (in Catalan) to how your 85 or 100 million were spent on something that seems rather unlikely to be of any interest to foreign tourists, for while Barcelona tomorrow will throng with a fine collection of thieves, halfwits and loonies from up-country, the task for the rest of us is to get away from the whole hideous mess. And it’s not as expensive as you think: but curiously Renfe tells us that for Barcelona-Portbou on the 08:46 Regional the price is 12.60, while taking the same train with destination Cerbère, over the border is only 7.55.
- Of course the Día de la Hispanidad demonstration in Barcelona was tiny and composed exclusively of weirdos
Only thieves, halfwits and loonies (Catalanists, Spanish politicians, …) continue to see any useful relationship between flags, nations, football teams,
- “Spain is full of drunks and drug addicts who don’t want to work”
I was talking last night to a Bangladeshi who worked for a few years as an illegal in London, was deported,
- Renfe prefers you to fly
If not, why is it so difficult to buy advance tickets from them?
- Are the Spanish media really obsessed with Israel?
John Chappell links to an old piece from the Stephen Roth Institute in Tel Aviv which claims among other things that
- Artur Mas: only the filthy Spanish are stopping every Catalan owning a farm right now
In a number of posts (see below) I’ve suggested that rather than use cheap, crap human translators customers should consider free,