When I first started blogging, I struck up a fairly cordial on-line relationship with Iain Murray of The Edge of England’s Sword despite a pretty wide gulf in our politics. I’m afraid I’ve not read much I’ve liked by Iain in quite a long time (especially on global warming). So it was a pleasant surprise to find that Iain has a column on the Spanish elections published in that bastion of lunacy TechCentralStation. Despite working with a Rumsfeldian New/Old Europe framework the column is a very useful corrective to some of the foaming at the mouth which we’ve endured from US-based commentators and bloggers over the past few days (see Matthew Turner for some of the worst examples ). Credit where credit is due.