15 December 2021: Some stuff; & A bit more stuff . . .

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Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops

Spanish life is not always likeable but it is compellingly loveable
Christopher Howse: ‘A Pilgrim in Spain’

Cosas de España/Galiza 

In the wake of the financial crisis a decade ago Spain agonised over how to cut spending to meet Brussels’ demands. Today Madrid has the opposite dilemma: can it ramp up spending enough to use up vast quantities of EU coronavirus aid? A nice challenge to have, even if it’s a lot less than Spain was expecting. But I can’t see it all going to good causes, TBH. 

News of a ‘start-up’ law to attract international workers. Not before time but the small print will need to be closely read. And the attitude of the Tax Office monitored event more closely. As ever.  

El Pais unpicks here the disgraced ex-king’s the legal problems

The UK  

The rebellion in the Commons against Boris Johnson was greater than anyone imagined it would be. I’ve reduced my forecast of his departure from ‘within 6 months’ to ‘within 3 months’.

Surprising news . . . A third of people in London haven’t had any jabs. I’m happy not to be going anywhere near the place.

Finally  . . . 

Jewish wisdom, for all 100+ genders . . .

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