Blogging from the Murcia region of Spain until early June, when I return to
the Highlands of Scotland for a few months

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Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Town Mayor fined 6,840 Euros for insulting the King

The Mayor of Puerto Real (Cádiz) has been punished with a fine of 6,840 Euros for insulting the Spanish King - the terms used are certainly offensive, so my own blog's anti-profanity rules do not permit me to quote them here, but you can get the low-down, if this interests you, by viewing this article in El País.

Sr José Antonio Barroso holds strongly anti-monarchical (republican) views, but was admonished by the judge, Sr José María Vázquez Honrubia, in the Central Criminal Court, who reminded him that his language veered beyond 'free speech' to personal insults, whereas he could express his political sentiments without resorting to such means.

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