The PP and the PSOE are believed to have formed a joint working group of top brass, together with a direct “hotline” between the leaders of both parties, with the sole intention of presenting a united front against Catalan independence. Rajoy has publicly said that he will not go down in history as the PM who allowed Spain to fracture, and Rubalcaba (the PSOE leader of the opposition) is as firmly opposed to any talk Continue reading PP-PSOE establish a “hotline” and joint working group against Catalan independence→
Now, if you understand the headline, congratulations! You’re fully integrated into Spanish society. If you didn’t, then read on. Antonio Tejero is the Guardia Civil Colonel who stormed into the Spanish Parliament on the 23rd of Feb 1981 and tried to carry out a coup d^état, a coup that was only stopped by the refusal of King Juancar to support the rebels.
Francisco Franco Martínez-Bordiú, the black sheep of the Franco family (errr…… hang on?) has been charged by a Judge and arrested for dangerous driving and attacking two Guardia Civil officers. The event happened on the 30th of April 2012, but has been winding its long way through the courts. The Judge in the town of Calamocha, Aragon, now thinks there is sufficient evidence to charge the grandson of the Spanish Dictator.
A useful bit of trivia for your next pub quiz: King Juan Carlos also happens to be the King of Jerusalem, although I don’t know if anyone has told the Israelis. His Majesty Juan Carlos the First, By the Grace of God, the King of Spain, King of Castile, of León, of Aragon, of the Two Sicilies, of Jerusalem, of Navarre, of Granada, of Seville, of Toledo, of Valencia, of Galicia, of Sardinia, of Córdoba, Continue reading Things we didn’t know: King of Spain is also King of Jerusalem→