Early Andalucian election alarm bells ring

Rumours are spreading that the elections to the Junta de Andalucia may be bought forwards to coincide with the May municipal elections after President Susana Diaz ordered all provincial PSOE heads to a secret lunch next Tuesday. https://twitter.com/JaviRivero/status/556865252936388608 If she wants to convoke elections for May, then she must announce them before the 27th of January. The lunch is being held just before a meeting of the Andalucian council of government, and the law stipulates Continue reading Early Andalucian election alarm bells ring

PSOE leader gets lost in the USA; much mockery follows

Pedro Sánchez, the Spanish equivalent to Ed Miliband (goofy, quite irritating and not quite in control of his party) went to the States last weekend in an effort to build up his statesman image. Sadly, despite a love in with Madeleine Albright (he showed her his proposals for a “Spanish political recuperation and regeneration” – she asked who the hell he was and why he was following her around), a meeting with Christine Lagarde of Continue reading PSOE leader gets lost in the USA; much mockery follows

Sexual exploitation and fights of animals to become illegal

Goats across Spain are celebrating after the government decided to make zoophilia (sexual exploitation of animals) and animal fights illegal. The Penal Code will be amended to allow jail sentences of between three months and one year for fiddling with animals, and six months to two years for “cock or dog fights in shows without a license”. Interestingly enough, the zoophilia article is redacted as maltrate injustificadamente cualquier animal que no viva en estado salvaje, Continue reading Sexual exploitation and fights of animals to become illegal

Pulpí AVE line approved by government

The Council of Ministers have voted to free up 71 million euros to build the 12,2 km stretch of high speed railway between Pulpí and Cuevas del Almanzora. This bit of the AVE was supposed to be paid for last year, but the money comes four months after expected due to “technical problems” with the plans. It’s the extension of the abandoned AVE project that runs past Los Gallardos and Turre that cost upwards of Continue reading Pulpí AVE line approved by government

Yellow snow alert in province

There is a snow alert, yellow level*, for the higher parts of the province tonight. *Sorry, yellow snow alert. Snigger. Snow above 1,000/ 1,500 metres in the south of Spain, starting to fall tonight. Los Velez is the main area affected, as are the mountains of Tabernas. We may get some rain tonight and Monday morning – then again, we may not. Stay up to date here from the official source: The weather. Consult the Continue reading Yellow snow alert in province