By Euro Weekly News Media • 04 November 2011 • 9:34
Alicante's Guardia Civil investigating drunk lorry driver zigzagging on the motorway. Image: Guardia Civil
OF the top 10 worldwide locations luring disenchanted Britons abroad, Spain comes out at No. 2.
It says much for Great Britain’s sad downfall that so many prefer the wobbling economy of Spain. Disgruntled stay at home Brits resent ex-pats receiving their pensions and heating allowances.
They are so blinkered they forget that those receiving benefits are only receiving returns on their lifetime of investment; it is not charity.
Pensions would be double had these investments not been so badly managed by clueless politicians. The Lloyds TSB International poll says 69 per cent refuse to return to their home country.
I am one of them. I didn’t leave Britain, it left me. Good riddance.
THERE are few as self delusional as the hard left.
On the 75th anniversary of the formation of the International Brigades that aided the beleaguered Republicans during the Spanish Civil War the humbug is stomach churning.
Amidst glowing tributes to ‘defenders of democracy’ one describes Republican Communist firebrand Dolores Ibárruri, ‘a legend leading a heroic army of solidarity and the universality of democracy.’
Just what planet are these people on? That war like most civil wars was renowned for its gratuitous violence by both sides. To describe Ibárruri as a democrat is wacky. Yes, the Germans and Italians were involved but so was Stalin’s undemocratic blood-soaked empire.
Many Brigade members were Communists red in tooth and claw. Had they succeeded Spain would have become another Ceausescu Romania or Enver Hoxha Albania. Imagine the misery! In any case, what right did non-Spaniards come to this land to slaughter Spaniards on any pretext? There’s far too much interference in the affairs of other nations, then and now.
PERHAPS it is time to rename Spain’s Popular Party as the Unpopular Party.
Sixty per cent of those polled in a CIS popularity survey say it hasn’t done well in opposition. Prime Minister Zapatero’s Spanish Socialist Workers Party; soon likely to be the party of opposition, bar a miracle, fared worse with 65 per cent suggesting they clear their desks. Let’s face it; politicians of all colours are judged repellent at worst, hapless at best.
The media (in Spain) was a bronze medal winner. The armed forces got the gold and the Monarchy came second in terms of public respect. Come the general elections though; guess who wins? You guessed right; the politicians. I blame those who vote.
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