What to do if, despite not living in an evil Anglo-Saxon country, one has little or no access to social benefits is a conundrum that has so far proved beyond the minds of well-paid government advisers. Now gypsy clans living on the old midden just north of Granada appear to have found an answer: a court in Granada is currently batch-processing 1700 people who paid a grand to companies in exchange for employment contracts which then entitled them to unemployment pay which would have presumably ended up being financed by European structural funds aka Germany had the scheme been allowed to continue. So it’s difficult to understand why it wasn’t.
Despite ethnicity lying at the heart of the problem, El país somehow manages to omit mentioning the G word. This must be particularly hurtful to Valencian president Camps’ buddy, Serafín Castellano, who is also accused of stealing around €7 million, but who, although probably equally unapologetic, probably has better accommodation for his horses than a ground floor council flat.
Thanks to El Ciruco for the Granada link and for another one, which contains a most interesting photo of a ready-to-roast coon, but whose music features may for all I know have been designed to get me into the old “gypsies are Spain’s niggers and Camarón is James Brown” bar brawl. No way: the Cataloonies always win that one. Here though is a marvellous song about dependency by this gent. Maybe someone can tell me who wrote it.
- Spain’s self-employed
Destined to save the nation? More numerous than thought? Someone explain, please.
- Brilliant video of Andalusian socialist mayor taking €30K bribe from developer
Twenty-nine actually, he forgot a grand. And then there’s thirty more on completion. The mayor of Ohanes’ analysis of the electoral
- Perspectives for home schooling in Catalonia
It’s looking good, and who the hell cares if it’s unconstitutional?
- Nationalism and the European elections, Berlusconi and the intra-Mediterranean risorgimento
Link love for 01/06/2009.
- The coming and going of the gypsies
Yo, el vaquilla, quinqui cinema, and the usual political whining.