Wednesday, January 06, 2010

By any standards, it was an unfortunate beginning. Spain’s six-month presidency of the European Union, which got underway this week, appears to have been subject to an attack [link added by me - JMG] by computer-hackers. On its first day, web-surfers navigating to the special presidency website found themselves staring at photos of Mr Bean, the hapless British comedy character who (some claim), bears a resemblance to José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Spanish prime minister.

Mr Bean is famous for his stumbles and mishaps – and Spain is also looking accident-prone at the moment.

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