“I cannot talk to you properly now,” an air traffic controller at Madrid’s Barajas Airport told The Sunday Telegraph in a half whisper, his voice quavering on his mobile.
“There are civil guards here, with pistols. If we don’t start work now, we will be arrested.
Threatened with immediate imprisonment for sedition if they did not obey their new military commanders, and the show of force as in Madrid, the controllers capitulated.
Harsh but fair I feel.