Useless extramural political appointees preferred to useless intramural political appointees for massively well-paid foreign gigs! Hard call, that, and the comments are a joy. Still, at least they didn’t waste money by having their nephew translate the website:
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To be fair, the Catalan, Galician and Basque versions are also in Spanish, and I think Turespaña regard Spain.info as the online point of entry for the blond and the brave punter.
You’re a notoriously uncommunicative lot, but I’d be curious to know if any of you have had dealings with Turespaña in London, who don’t exactly seem to welcome scrutiny of the way they spend Spanish taxes:
Our offices are open to visitors Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 16.00 and Friday from 9.00 to 14.00. Visits are by previous arrangement only. Please call us on 020 7317 2011 to book an appointment.
64 North Row
Now, off to bribe a judge.
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