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Welcome to my blog, ‘Reflections on Spain’, which will attempt to provide an interesting account of economic, political and social affairs in Spain, all from the viewpoint from an Englishman, living and teaching in Asturias.

I’m going to kick off with a piece about Aznar’s famous finger, before a few articles about the economic situation here and what I consider to be the problems (and perhaps even the solutions.) I don’t pretend to be an expert but I feel I can offer a critical opinion of the goings on in this large and diverse country.

There’ll also be some articles about society, demographics and politics, all with something of a historical bent, and which will hopefully offer a different perspective to those who are only familiar with Madrid and Barcelona.

Any questions or comments, please get in touch.

¡Hasta pronto!