Catalan Runny Nose Zapper

Into a pan, pour 3/4 litre of red wine, brought almost to boiling (wait till it is moving and steaming.) Remove from heat, throw in 2 good handfuls of thyme, 6 table spoons of honey, 6 table spoons of lemon juice, a rounded tea-spoon of ground nutmeg, a chunk of ginger root, chopped. Stir briskly, return to heat until ‘moving’ again, then remove from heat, … Continue reading Catalan Runny Nose Zapper

Veritatis Splendor

BY PATRICK WIGHTMAN It appears that the words of the French leader Charles de Gaulle ring true today in Catalonia: “Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; Nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” On the question of Catalan independence, the British press has tried its best to sell the public a “love story”: a democratic people, who … Continue reading Veritatis Splendor

The Might & Rights Of Catalonia

BY MANDY BALDWIN On Sunday, from Catalonia, we heard a mouse roar – and what a mighty roar it was. In an awesome act of courage which should humble all of us, 90% of Catalan people voted for independence. With black-clad, armed Spanish police having closed polling stations, beating elderly women with batons, firing rubber bullets, dragging young girls around the ground like broken dolls, … Continue reading The Might & Rights Of Catalonia