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Posts on 05/08/21

"Battle of Jersey": French Fishermen Were Justified

(Timothy Ashby, -Spain, 05/08/21 2:15 pm) The "Battle of Jersey" (aka the Fishing Conflict) was largely Boris Johnson's cynical attempt to arouse British jingoism to influence last Thursday's national elections. He kne ...

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England as UK Successor State?

(Cameron Sawyer, Russia, 05/08/21 10:54 am) JE wrote: "Ed Jajko's question intrigues me: what happens to Britain's rump empire should the UK dissolve? Not only the Channel Islands, but the Falklands/Malvinas, Bermuda, and (gulp) ...

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International Travel from Venezuela in Covid Times

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 05/08/21 7:44 am) In my last post, John E asked me about the experiences I have had on my travel to Spain, due to international restrictions in these pandemic times. To begin with, it was difficult to leave Venez ...

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Contextualizing the Diaz Ayuso "Fascist" Quip

(Silvia Ribelles de la Vega, USA, 05/08/21 4:25 am) I was shocked to read the words said by Isabel Díaz Ayuso that Sir Paul Preston quoted in his post of May 6th. I was curious to find out in what context she said them. So, as it always happens ...

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UK, France Send in Naval Ships in Channel Islands Fishing Dispute

(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/08/21 3:44 am) "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; or close the wall up with our English dead." UK and France Send Naval Ships to Channel Island in Tense Fishing Dispute ...

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Posts on 05/07/21

Diaz Ayuso, Freedom, and the "Fascist" Quip

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 05/07/21 10:01 am) I have been in Spain for several weeks now, and have closely followed the Madrid regional election.  Tim Ashby's post has inspired me to comment. In effect, the election brings an import ...

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Remembering a Mallorcan Delicacy: Caldereta de Langosta

(Enrique Torner, USA, 05/07/21 4:02 am) French writer Marcel Proust (1871-1922), in a famous passage of his novel A la recherche du temps perdu ("In Search of Lost Time"), describes his main character eating a "madel ...

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Should Police Be Held to a Higher Legal Standard?

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 05/07/21 3:12 am) I'll start this post by reminding people that the police kill about 1000 Americans every year. Few are ever held to account. In response to Gary Moore (May 4th), I usually enjoy h ...

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Posts on 05/06/21

A Horseracing Memory: Saratoga 1981

(Patrick Mears, -Germany, 05/06/21 7:41 am) I just finished reading David Duggan's excellent piece on the 2021 Kentucky Derby (May 5th), and I commend him for his broad and deep knowledge of the sport of horse racing. I wish that I knew as ...

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