Political crisis in Spain continues

Barroso

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Things have been happening hot and fast in Spain in recent weeks, as I posted here.

Just recently, there was a motion of no confidence in the Conservative Spanish government, and that government was replaced by a nominally Socialist government.
Well, that new government has had its first crisis: the newly-appointed Culture minister has had to resign after just 6 days, having been outed as defrauding the tax man of over €200,000.
Màxim Huerta dimite: “Me voy para que el ruido de la jauría no parta el proyecto de Sánchez”
Interestingly, the news is not yet available on the English version of El País' website.

However, what is on the English language website is the news that the brother-in-law of the King of Spain is going to prison for one of Spain's many corruption cases:
Spanish king’s brother-in-law has five days to report to prison
A day after losing his Supreme Court appeal, Iñaki Urdangarin was served with a notice by the judges who found him guilty of graft crimes through his Nóos Institute
Many people beleive that the previous king - who abdicated four years ago, partly as a result of the case his son-in-law is now going to prison for - was involved in corrupt practices over the course of many years, and that Urdangarin was part of a web of corruption centred on the Spanish royal family.

It will be interesting to see what sort of a resolution there will be to the Catalan situation, as I believe that strings are being pulled here by forces outside of Spain in an attempt to force a solution, which may not result in actual independence, but may provide much greater autonomy, ring-fenced, including separate systems of taxation, perhaps as a Belgian-style federation involving the Catalan-speaking areas, the Basque-speaking areas and the remainder of Spain.
 
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Federation is probably the best solution in the long term. As for corruption around the royal family well that is practically how royal families became 'royal' in the first place.

They are generally all robber barons if you go back far enough.
 

Barroso

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Federation is probably the best solution in the long term. As for corruption around the royal family well that is practically how royal families became 'royal' in the first place.

They are generally all robber barons if you go back far enough.
How noble of them!
 

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Federation is probably the best solution in the long term. As for corruption around the royal family well that is practically how royal families became 'royal' in the first place.

They are generally all robber barons if you go back far enough.
Rob a whole Country and they Make You King..sort of thing .

Rob a piece of Bread.....to Jail with You .
 

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None of this surprises me.

Ask any sample of 10 Spanish people working outside of Spain, and they will tell you that the two main political parties are rotten with corruption.

And unlike in Ireland, the Spanish media report on political corruption. In Ireland the media have their snouts in the trough, alongside the politicians.

Another poster on another thread, mentioned how The ISIS Times producing a glowwing fawning article about the new government, a few days ago.

Another victim of this scandal will now presumably be Ireland PropertyPaper with a something-other-than-news supplement.
 
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