October 2013

Elites Fall Foul of the Offside Rule

Central government’s spending plans for 2014, which drastically cut investment in Catalonia, have caught Barcelona’s business elites in an offside trap precisely at a time when these sectors were calling for a gesture from the Spanish government towards Catalan society. In a highly informative article in the Business pages on the 2nd of this month, Manel Pérez reported that our economic leaders have greeted the figures released by the Finance Minister with ‘a degree of bewilderment and a feeling of contempt’. On the 1st October, a palpable feeling of disappointment was apparent in Barcelona’s most …  

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