IU opens debate to discuss national referendum for a Spanish Republic

The head of the Izquierda Unida party (greens and Commies), Cayo Lara, has proposed to the party that it sets in its manifesto the calling for a national Referendum on the future of the Spanish Monarchy. The IU coalition party is Spains third largest party by votes. In brief, the suggestion is that IU proposes in Congress the holding of a referendum to establish a Spanish Republic and depose the King. Lara says that the Continue reading IU opens debate to discuss national referendum for a Spanish Republic

Princess Cristina tells lawyers to stop appealing against prosecution

The Infanta has said that she is more than prepared to do her duty by voluntarily appearing in front of the Court to explain her involvement in the alleged charges of tax evasion and fraud. Spain had been preparing for a lengthy court battle as the Infanta had a number of legal options available to her to try to avoid having to appear in court. The Public Prosecutor was also widely expected to argue again Continue reading Princess Cristina tells lawyers to stop appealing against prosecution

Kings sister “outed” as secret theatre goer

The younger sister of King Juan Carlos, Doña Margarita, has been outed as a secret theatre goer who regularly sits in the regular seats at local theatres with her friends, before going on for girly nights of “chocolate y churros” in the centre of Madrid. Featured above in the regular seats at Madrid’s Fuente Victoria theatre back in November, her secret was discovered after an assistant spotted her and informed the manager. Flustered, and convinced Continue reading Kings sister “outed” as secret theatre goer

Explanations for “atrocious” Kings speech

It was his first public appearance after his hip operation on the 21st of November, but King Juan Carlos gave a bad impression in his speech to the Armed Forces yesterday on the 6th January. Despite it being the shortest 6th Jan speech on record – under 10 minutes – the King stuttered, stammered, lost his place on several occasions and once even started to repeat himself. By the end of his speech he was Continue reading Explanations for “atrocious” Kings speech

Spanish Princess to be prosecuted for tax evasion and money laundering

After months of accusations and counter-accusations, it’s finally happened and a Judge has ordered that the Infanta Cristina, King Juan Carlos of Spain’s youngest daughter, by prosecuted for tax evasion and money laundering. The accusations come after her husbands long court case over allegations that he used his royal connections to siphon millions of euros from the public coffers of the Balearic Islands, together with crooked politicians, in a case called the Caso Noos. During Continue reading Spanish Princess to be prosecuted for tax evasion and money laundering

More than 50% want a Spanish Republic for first time in modern history

King Juan Carlos has seen his approval rating plummet yet again, and for the first time in modern Spanish history, more than 50% of Spanish have said they don’t approve of a Monarch being Head of State. However, his son Prince Felipe has seen his handling of the corruption crisis striking at his sister and father improve his own ratings – 66% of the nation think he’s doing a good job, and 57% agree that Continue reading More than 50% want a Spanish Republic for first time in modern history

Late & no disgraced royals – Princess Royal finally sends out Xmas cards

Late and with no pictures of the disgraced Royal couple – the Princess Royal has finally gotten around to sending out her family Christmas cards, and only the kids appear. Disgraced royal consort Iñaki Urdangarin and the will-she won’t-she be arrested Princess Royal Cristina only dropped the cards in the post on the 2nd of January. Infanta Cristina selected a photo of her four kids -Juan, Pablo, Miguel & Irene- with a backdrop of a Continue reading Late & no disgraced royals – Princess Royal finally sends out Xmas cards

Princess won’t face court in corruption enquiry

The Judge has agreed to suspend the charges levied against the Infanta (Princess Cristina of Spain) after the Public Prosecutor argued there was no reason to involve her in the Caso Noos corruption case, after the Court ruled there was sufficient evidence to charge her with conspiring to defraud the public purse earlier this week. Making a mockery of Spain’s claim that “Justice is for all”, the Public Prosecutor, no less, refused to get the Continue reading Princess won’t face court in corruption enquiry