Marga Prohens of the PP, who criticised President Armengol's New Year message for being unrealistic. | Click
The politicians' New Year
The past week featured round two of the extended festive season, New Year celebrations taking place, messages being given and there also being the coincidence of Palma's Festival of the Standard. The latter of these provides an annual display of pro- and anti-Majorcan nationalism, and this year - in the pro camp - was the vice-president of the Balearics, Biel Barceló. Jorge Campos of the right-wing Circulo Balear, whose name always appears at this time of the year because of this political divide, condemned Barceló's participation. "The vice-president of the autonomous government should resign or be sacked."