Catalonia: a lawyer explains the charges brought against Carles Puigdemont

Pablo José Castillo Ortiz, lecturer in Spanish Law at the University of Sheffield reports:

For many weeks the situation in Catalonia had been extremely delicate. The Catalan government took the nuclear option when it issued a unilateral declaration of independence. For the Spanish government the retaliation was simple: using the constitution to take direct control of some competences of the Catalan government and parliament – usually devolved from Madrid.

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April Fool: Diet Water

In 2004 a Television Channel broadcast a story that informed the general public that a local water company had invented some ‘diet tap water’ and that anyone could get it if they phoned the company and asked for a special tap to be attached to their existing kitchen sink.

The news story also stated that it had tested this ‘diet water’ on one person and in 4 months they had lost 12 kilos.

I am ashamed to tell you that this April Fool was broadcast in my home county of Yorkshire and 10,000 people phoned the company to ask for the special tap with diet water.

TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE, TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE, NO, I am not pulling your leg, in Yorkshire we really are that stupid.

Have you had an April Fool played on you? If so, tell us what happened?