Updated 24 July: Well, it’s been a month. And up to last month, as in the last update below, the PSOE had not only taken power nationally in Madrid, but also in the Canaries, replacing the Nationalist Coalición Canaria in power after 26 years. The Socialists had, indeed, even replaced the CC in La Laguna and Santa Cruz, two nationalist powerhouses who now have PSOE mayors – in Santa Cruz, Mayoress Patricia Hernández took power after 40 years of CC control!

That was all astonishing enough, in terms of regional and municipal politics, but now in a political earthquake, and after a month of haggling and haranguing culminating today in a vote of No Confidence in the CC, the Nationalists have also lost the Tenerife Cabildo. Carlos Alonso is no longer President of Tenerife, being replaced by the PSOE’s Pedro Martín, mayor of Guía de Isora and General Secretary of the PSOE in the Canaries.

Talk about a sweeping away of the old order! The CC have ruled the Cabildo for 32 years. The Socialists now have power in Spain, the Canaries, Tenerife, and many of its Ayuntamientos. Here is the new President of Tenerife. Pedro Martín.

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Ten injured in yet another pile-up on the TF1

Another pile-up on the TF1 this lunchtime has caused chaos on the motorway. Emergency services say that a collision of four cars in the southbound carriageway in the Granadilla area resulted in ten people, two of them children, needing to be transferred to hospital...

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

This weekend in Tenerife

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 29 August: This weekend has a couple of fiestas in south Tenerife and a couple of very popular cultural events in north Tenerife. For tomorrow until Sunday, there is the Bavarian week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz and the Pinolere ethnographic village...

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