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Simon Harris
Worked at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Attended Helsby High School
Lives in Barcelona
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  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    English Teacher, 2005 - 2011
  • British Council, Barcelona
    English Teacher, 2001 - 2005
  • ESERP
    English Teacher, 2000 - 2002
  • Cambridge School
    English Teacher, 1995 - 2000
  • Sex and Drugs and Rock´n´Roll
    Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter, 1984 - 1994
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Barcelona
Previously
Nottingham - Frodsham, London, Paris
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Author of "Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective"
Introduction

I've lived in Barcelona since 1988. I had a career as a minor rock star, met my wife, had kids and decided that I ought to take life a little more seriously, so turned my attention to English Language Teaching.

I hold the DELTA in English Teaching and my career included positions at Cambridge School, ESERP, the British Council and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

In 2008, the publication of my first book, Going Native in Catalonia, coincided with serious illness and I decided to concentrate on writing and blogging.

My main presence on Internet is www.barcelona-travel-guide.info and its associated blog http://bcnblog.barcelona-travel-guide.info

I am currently working on a new book about Barcelona.

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I speak English (mother tongue) and Catalan and Spanish at near native level. I'm write about all things Catalan, particularly Barcelona and our wonderful football club. Visca el Barça!
Education
  • Helsby High School
  • University of Nottingham
    Psychology, 1978 - 1981
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General Strike in Spain - November 14th 2012
There was an unwritten agreement that election campaigns were a ceasefire period when general strikes or demonstration weren't called so that nobody could get any party political benefits.
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CiU and ERC - Difficulties Reaching a Governability Agreement
CiU and ERC difficulties in reaching a governability agreement continued throughout December based around the date for the consultation and tax measures.
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CiU and ERC - Difficulties Reaching a Governability Agreement
CiU and ERC difficulties in reaching a governability agreement continued throughout December based around the date for the consultation and tax measures.
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Artur Mas Announces Early Elections for November 25th 2012
During the the General Political Debate in the Parliament of Catalonia of September 25th 2012, President Mas announced that he would be advancing the elections to November 25th.
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The fiscal pact and Catalonia's tax deficit with Spain were one of the central points behind the drafting of the Catalan Statute of Autonomy 2003-2006 and is a long-standing Catalan complaint.
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Crec que us heu equivocat en un lletra ... La candidatura hauría de ser "Catalunya, Sí que es Fot!" ... Ara vist el video sençer, si voleu el dret de decidir, no sería més coherent unir-se amb la CUP i lluitar pel bé de Catalunya des de la força d'un gran bloc sobiranista d'esquerres? El problema amb Podemos és 1. La priotitat dels liders és Espanya i un compromis clar amb Catalunya els hi farà perdre vots en la resta de l'Estat 2. Mai tindran les majories necessaries per fer els canvis constitucionals (66%) que permetiràn ni un referendum ni una relació federal asimetrica entre Catalunya i la resta d'Espanya!
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Mas Wants Rajoy to be Spanish Cameron - 8aldia Interview 25/10/2012
In an interview with Josep Cuní on 8tv on Thursday October 25th, exactly a month before the elections, Artur Mas said that in the next legislature he would like Rajoy to be a Spanish David Cameron.
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Broad Rejection of LOMCE in Catalonia - Minister Wert's Educational Reform
According the Generalitat, the LOMCE relegated the Catalan language to a position below Castilian Spanish and foreign languages within the Catalan school system.
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Artur Mas i Gavarró - Early Career Prior to September 2012
Artur Mas i Gavarró took over leadership of CiU and became leader of the opposition in the Parliament in 2003 and finally became President of the Generalitat in 2010.
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The fiscal pact and Catalonia's tax deficit with Spain were one of the central points behind the drafting of the Catalan Statute of Autonomy 2003-2006 and is a long-standing Catalan complaint.
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Artur Mas's Reaction to Diada 2012 - In Barcelona and Madrid
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On the morning of September 12th, Artur Mas gave a short press conference from the Palau de la Generalitat in which, without mentioning independence, he assumed leadership of the process
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