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Asturias Burning

  • June 12, 2012
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CELEBRATIONS are always premature in the manic depressive world of the eurozone, and Spain’s conservative prime minister Mariano Rajoy should have known better than to present Sunday’s bailout deal as a victory.    

By Monday evening German politicians were disputing his claim that the deal came with no strings attached, and insisting that the Spanish economy will have to be subjected to Greek-style external supervision.  

Now the two main unions have announced a general strike on 18 June in the provinces of Asturias and Leon, where Spain is currently embroiled in a major industrial dispute that has so far received little attention in the Spanish and international press.

My piece in The Week/First Post on the Asturian miners strike.  You can read the rest here.  

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