Clara Ponsati

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gmc
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You'd think there would be a bit more about this lady in the mainstream press given the importance of the case and the principle at stake..

Spain will fight to bitter end over Clara Ponsati | The National

Ponsati is being represented by Aamer Anwar, one of the UK’s top human rights lawyers, who is in the process of assembling a crack legal team in Scotland, London, Barcelona and Madrid. Last week he told me: “I suspect Spain was unaware of the difference in legal systems and political approach that would be adopted in Scotland and believed they could rely upon the unconditional support of the Westminster Government.


https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/l ... -1-4716644
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Bryn Mawr
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gmc;1518609 wrote: You'd think there would be a bit more about this lady in the mainstream press given the importance of the case and the principle at stake..

Spain will fight to bitter end over Clara Ponsati | The National





https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/l ... -1-4716644


And in a linked article :-

Carles Puigdemont freed on bail by German court - BBC News
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Our right wing press supported Hitler right up until the War itself. The Mail was especially bad: This is from the Fail, reviewing a book about itself at that time:

In 1931 Conservative Leader Stanley Baldwin said the Mail and Express were the “engines of propaganda for the constantly changing policies, desires, personal wishes, personal likes and personal dislikes of two men”.

He added famously: “What the proprietorship of these papers is aiming at is power, but power without responsibility, the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages.”

Following the 1930 German federal election, in which the Nazis won 107 out of 577 seats, Rothermere wrote in the Mail that Hitler’s party “represent the birth of Germany as a nation”. This was at a time when Hitler had made clear his hatred of Jews and belief in racial supremacy in his book Mein Kampf.

The Mail was rewarded with exclusive access, publishing several interviews with Hitler throughout the 1930s.

In March 1933, Hitler’s party won 288 seats and 44 per cent of the vote.

Welcoming the result in an editorial the Daily Mail wrote that if Hitler used his majority “prudently and peacefully, no one here will shed any tears for the disappearance of German democracy”.

After the June 1934 “Night of the Long Knives” in which Hitler murdered more than 100 political opponents, the Daily Mail report began: “Herr Adolf Hitler, the German Chancellor, has saved his country”. In December that year Rothermere and his son Esmond were the guests of honour at a dinner party hosted by Hitler.

The Mail also welcomed Hitler’s remilitarisation of the Rhineland, in contravention of the Treaty of Versailles.

In the early 1930s, Rothermere was so close to Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists that Daily Mail staff began to mimic their dress – wearing black shirts to work, Wainewright reports.


So no surprise it doesn't report bad stuff about right wing governments. (It is trying to say it is much better these days because it didn't remove Dacre).
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Lone voice: "I'm not."

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