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Not really. Franco died in 1975 but his "team" remained firmly in place even after the transition. The military, the Guardia Civil, the judiciary, Catholic church, the monarchy, and many civil servants at all levels contined in place. There was no "shake-out" of people who retained francoist values, because the country would have fallen into chaos. Instead we had the Olvido where nobody was allowed to talk about the past. And he is still there in the Valley of the Fallen, maintained at public expense. Moreover the Supreme Court have just decreed that his presidency or whatever you call it commenced in October 1936, even though the civil war didn't end till two years later.
Yes, my maths is terrible I got an O Level in Latin, Ancient Greek, French, German, History and other 'art' subjects but never took an O level in Maths. (Or Art). Shameful, really, but I had wht was then thought of as an excellent education....

I think that may people in Spain retain 'Francoist values'. After all, the war was a civil war and Franco had the support of a large proportion of the people. His inheritance Party, the PP, managed to win elections even with the taint of Franco attached. Many times I've been told by older people and people not so old that things were better in Franco's time, you didn't have to lock your doors and so on and so forth. I'm sure there are people who say the same about the Nazis in Germany and the fascists in Italy.

Many people enjoy 'strong' government and don't care about the erosion of civil liberty. If there was a referendum about bringing back hanging and deporting immigrants in the UK it would probably be voted for. There is a strong current of small and not so small c conservatism in all countries, it seems. You and I might view the current ascendency of the ludicrous Brexit Party and the almost certainty that the buffoon Johnson could soon be the British Prime Minister with horror and amazement but like Le Pen in France, AfD in Germany, Parties of the extreme or imbecile right will always have a solid core following which increases in troubled times.

Be thankful we here have a PSOE Government which may not be radical enough for some but which is better than and most importantly commands more support than any of the other lot.


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La manada (group of men who raped a young woman in Pamplona, I think 2 years ago. Manada = pack) in the news again, twice.

First it seems that one of the members of this gang tried to renew his passport and was refused as they are not allowed to leave the country. This was the Guardia Civil who obviously thought his fellow protectors of the law were not up to much...
And unfortunately there is another Manada in the Canaries. And before anyone says bad taste media, they themselves named their group La Manada...
Detenidos cuatro hombres y un menor por violar y grabar a una menor en Gran Canaria

https://politica.elpais.com/politica...89_125272.html
At last. 15 years in prison for them

https://cadenaser.com/ser/2019/06/21...60HqZxVcR4biw8
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A British born architect, along with his Spanish partner has won the tender for 3 of the 8 stadiums to be built in Quatar for the world cup.

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Following the World cup, the stadium can be dismantled by section or in parts and be transported to other host cities for the next World Cup, helping make it more sustainable and financially viable for other countries.


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The world’s biggest accessible geode opens in southern Spain

Reduced groups will be able to view the giant gypsum crystals that were discovered 20 years ago in Pulpí, Almería




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This week the government published the names of Spanish citizens who died in Nazi concentration camps during WW2. They were mainly Republicans and their families who had fled across the border to France during the Spanish Civil War. When France was occupied by Germany in 1939, Franco made an agreement with Marshal Pétain that they should be transferred to Austria and used as slave labour. In all, nearly 10,000 Spaniards were taken - only half of them survived the ordeal.

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Not Spanish news as such I know but in under three weeks time, Tuesday September 3rd, will see the eightieth anniversary of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany.
Probably not enough interest for a separate thread but I thought it worth mentioning.
It had a huge impact on my childhood.
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Not Spanish news as such I know but in under three weeks time, Tuesday September 3rd, will see the eightieth anniversary of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany.
Probably not enough interest for a separate thread but I thought it worth mentioning.
It had a huge impact on my childhood.
and mine!
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