Catalan Elections: impasse at the Generalitat

Artur Mas, the incumbent President of the Generalitat of Catalunya, is one of Spain’s more agile political survivors. Once thought a perennial Opposition leader in the Catalan Parliament, he capitalised on the fall of the Socialist-led three-party coalition ‘el tripartit’ to become president in 2010. Falling short of a majority, negotiations will decide if he remains as president.

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Why Labour Moderates can’t catch Corbynmania

So when an old man with out-dated views (he is entitled to his out-dated clothes), appoints other old men with similarly out-dated views, it is easy to think that the Party no longer represents you. A friend of mine who said he was part of the ‘crusty old left’ once told me that he didn’t leave the Labour Party; Labour Party left him, it is now possible to empathise with them for a moment.

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