Nice try, Ada, but we already have an alternative currency: the renminbi. It might actually make more sense to have two currencies: one for thriving, tourist Barcelona; and cowry shells for the rest. Barcelona is not Catalonia.
- Chop up those gift-bearing Catalans
Scratch a libertarian and you’ll discover a totalitarian, so keep scratching.
- Good Barcelona World rants
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 …
- Looking for Chelsea boss Abramovich's new super-yacht?
It’s being refitted in Barcelona harbour.
- More singing photos