In Catalunia, they celebrated their national day today, with calls from leading politicians for a return to the glory days of the ‘country’ and with the traditional burning of the Spanish flag by extremists. A new Statute of cohabitation is currently being negotiated between the central government and the ruling coalition of the ‘autonomous region’ but one wonders whether this will satisfy local demand. And, if not, where it will all end.
Meanwhile, back in Galician politics, the chastened PP party has said there’ll be developments in January 2006 around the belated succession to Manuel Fraga. So, plenty of time for more internal strife before then.
Deportivo La Coruña, one of the Galician football teams, played Atletico Madrid this weekend. The latter team appear to be sponsored by European Gigolo, whoever that is. I guess we can expect to see the names of local brothels appearing on players’ shirts soon.
So, young Alonso moved one step nearer to the Formula 1 championship today. And we all moved closer to the day when every Spanish male proudly and respectfully adds 20 or 30 kph to his normal driving speed. What joy awaits us.