- July 21, 2012
Despite major surgical intervention and a major cash transfusion for its ailing banks, the Spanish patient is continuing to languish on the operating table and may not leave the hospital for some time.
A raft of ideologically-motivated austerity cuts from the vacillating and useless Conservative government has exacerbated Spain’s precarious condition, choking growth and provoking serious...
- July 12, 2012
The epic struggle waged by the miners of Asturias to defend their jobs and communities has clearly struck a chord amongst many Spaniards, as the magnificent reception given by Madrileños to the 400 km marchers clearly demonstrates.
The miners have also generated considerable support outside Spain. Yesterday’s Channel 4 News had a special report from...
- June 12, 2012
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...