Lord Acton’s most famous saying has a pretty good track record, so I was surprised that my last, flippant post showed the PP doubling the PSOE in corruption ghits. A recount now has The Beard leading the The Pirate’s Friend 2502:902, but Carlos López has a metric which I think will prove slightly less misleading. The Fiscal General, Mr Candid Pumpkin, has released a breakdown by party of the 730 corruption cases against public officials in 2009, and Carlos has converted it into a Corruptometre by mapping it to the number of councillors obtained by each party in the 2007 regional elections:
So, not too many phone calls required to do business on the Canaries, and of the national parties the “left” appears to be in deeper trouble than the “right”, despite the impression created by the tireless propagandising of Stalin’s Little Helper over at South of Watford (Graham admits to voting IU, so I hope he won’t be offended by this).
Of course, a classification based on adding up the cash involved might look rather different (CiU, anyone?). Come on, Carlos.
- PSOE to support PP corruption in Valencia to avoid losing European grants
The Auken report to the European Parliament may be above to be scuppered by a conspiracy between Spain’s two principal mafias.
- Barcelona T10 price inflation vs general consumer price inflation
How the PSC screwed up transport pricing strategy for the 2010 regionals and 2011 municipals.
- Press freedom in Catalonia
How have Rafael Ramos, Josep Maria Casasús and other disgraces to journalism been able to survive so long at La Vanguardia?
- Elections (brothels, Nazis), corruption, Girona airport shuttle, an Andalusian lexicon
Link love for 05/06/2009.
- Hitler, a great big Tunisian queen?
Some curious intercultural business in Der Untergang.