Tag Archives: Catalonia

Hello Scotland! Notes on my return to the best small country in the world

Hello Scotland! I’m just back from a week in sunny Spain (as if you care) where my stumbling through the pages of the El Pais newspaper reminded me that their constitutional court continues to block all the Catalan separatists’ attempts … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like Pete Wishart?

How do you solve a problem like Pete Wishart? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? How do you find the word that means Pete Wishart? A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown! – with apologies to … Continue reading

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Holyrood Park – ‘Not a great place for a campsite’

“Not a great place for a campsite” Some crazy people had set up 5 tents and a caravan. The weather was incredible. Only an idiot would camp in that weather! Toilet and bathing facilities seemed to be absent so maybe the strong … Continue reading

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Catalonia and the hubris of the SNP

Contains a rude word – because I’m so fed up with the SNP The Herald had a headline yesterday in the wake of the Catalan election. It read: SNP offer to mediate in Catalonian power crisis … Sturgeon ‘could put … Continue reading

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The SNP look forward to the break-up of another modern European democracy

As people in Scotland gaze politically ever more closely at their own navels, they may have missed the fact that Catalonia has a general election on Sunday. Not so the SNP who, according to The Herald, have called on Spain … Continue reading

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Scotland and Catalonia: meeting a challenge posed to me online

I started following an account called @societatcc_int on Twitter a while ago. Societat Civil Catalana is a sort of ‘Better Together’ of Catalonia and this is their English language feed. They tweeted a link yesterday to a Bloomberg article about … Continue reading

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UK Prime Minister snubs Scottish separatists: what if the UK were Spain?

There’s an interesting report in today’s Scotland on Sunday about a visit the Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy made yesterday to talk to the members of his party in Catalonia. His tone was pretty robust and part of me longed … Continue reading

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