Archive for 27/02/2018

Esther Vera, directora del Ara

The situation was somewhat incongruous. The opening ceremony of the largest gathering of the tech industry in the world with speeches in support of collaboration between governments, in favour of flexibility and the capacity of businesses to adapt, entrepreneurship and the freedom to face the future. 21st century words mixed with 19th century political primitivism. Outside, calls for freedom for political prisoners and the return of Catalonia’s institutions, the rejection of a military monarchy and police charges by the Catalan police force on the orders of Spain’s Ministry of the Interior. King Felipe could have been the king of a confederal Spain. Instead he will rule over the shrinking of Spanish democracy and the humiliation of the Catalan political majority. Both a personal and a political failure. But there is no need to worry: none of those around him will say a word. Everything’s in order, Your Majesty.


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