By Euro Weekly News Media • 26 August 2011 • 8:32
SUMMER SEASON: Coastal areas like Mojacar look forward to full occupancy
Photo credit: William Helsen
Spain’s over zealous tax collectors, impersonating police officers, are stuffing the government’s coffers by issuing fines for the most trivial of ‘offences.’
It is good to see a Madrid court overturn a motorist’s fine imposed after he was stopped whilst listening to his car radio via a single earpiece.
Few seem to see the long term negative effects of police injustice.
If tourists – and those of us who have chosen to live in Spain – are robbed blind under unreasonable interpretation of the law there will be fewer victims to rob in the future.
This will deprive those in the holiday trade of their livelihoods too. Can Spain survive on lemon and orange groves?
Those who love Spain are not necessarily Spanish nationals.
The politically incorrect Argentinean former President Juan Perón and his wife Eva (Evita) receive a poor press.
In the years following World War II they defied the United Nation’s embargo on Franco’s Spain.
With this proud nation starving under UN sanctions the Peron government shipped tens of thousands of tons of wheat to keep Spain’s body and soul together. Eva adored Spain and everything Spanish; Spain loved Eva.
Its womenfolk adored the lady who proved that you could escape the banker’s slum-lands and face one’s tormentors down.
Visitors and citizens of Buenos Aires can now see the 50 elaborately tailored traditional costumes donated to the barefooted fashionista by the adoring women of Spain’s provinces. The collection also includes hundreds of shawls, jewellery, beautifully sewn petticoats, shoes and embroidered handkerchiefs.
Can’t the exhibition be brought to Spain or would the complementary hand-woven messages; ‘We love you Evita’ be considered sacrilegious to Spain’s friends of the bankers.
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