Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable.
- Christopher Howse: A Pilgrim in Spain.
Life in Spain:-
- The Local's view of 10 things you mustn't do when eating out here.
- Some lovely old fotos of Spain
- Today's World Gin Day will possibly be more celebrated here than anywhere else.
The latest Spanish bank to go under the microscope and face collapse is Liberbank. See here and here. As Don Quijones says: Banco Popular’s demise is a stark reminder that Europe’s banking woes are far from resolved, despite the trillions of euros thrown at them After Popular, Liberbank is the Spanish entity with most exposure to toxic real estate assets - another smaller bank that could bite the dust while the biggest banks get bigger and ever more dominating in the market.
Another Spanish bit of English-shortening: 'Skate-boarder' becomes skéta. That said, my daughter has just told me 'skater' is used in English. So, what do I know? Well, for a start that, this English gerund is one that is actually used correctly by the Spanish: El bullying.
As I was saying to friends only the other day . . . Not the least of the problems facing British politics is the absence of any big, self-confident, experienced and capable figures. It is as if a whole generation has gone missing just at a time when we need it most. So, Mrs May might/may cling to power for at least a few months.
Can you believe that 55% of (North) Americans believe that religion can solve all problems. Well, if you know anything about the USA, Yes. Mind you, things could be even more irrational; not so many years ago it was 82%. Needless to say, the number is higher amongst Republicans than Democrats. They've probably already given up on Donald Trump.
A staggering headline from this morning's Daily Telegraph: Why the DUP maters.
Better run my spellcheck . . .