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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

movement was formed in the context of the active repression of the Basque culture and language by the Spanish state, and of regional autonomy in general, under the Franco regime. Although heavily factionalised and prone to divisions over tactics, the movement shares a rationale of armed struggle with the Spanish state. ETA has carried out kidnappings, assassinations and bombings. It has targeted individuals it sees as

in The politics today companion to West European Politics
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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

involved in regional politics in Galicia, becoming the President of the region in 1990 (and re-elected to that post in 1993, 1997 and 2000). During the Franco regime he was a supporter of partial liberalisation, both of the ruling party and of the regime. He removed aspects of censorship of the press by legislation in 1966, for instance. However, he was too closely linked to Franco’s regime to be a key figure in the transition to

in The politics today companion to West European Politics
Continuities, changes and challenges
Neville Wylie, Melanie Oppenheimer, and James Crossland

had little sympathy for the Republican cause, and, as Holloway’s chapter shows, equally little interest in aiding Republic refugees encamped across south-eastern France once the war came to a close. The man chosen to coordinate the relief effort was an outspoken supporter of the Franco regime, and the supplies put at his disposal were woefully inadequate in their scale and inappropriate for the refugees’ condition. Only 70 per cent of the funds initially earmarked for the refugees had been spent by the time operations were wound up: an amount equivalent to roughly a

in The Red Cross Movement