Yet another case of one law for them and another for ‘the little people.’ Despite the public being promised greater transparency and details of the wages and assets of parliamentarians in Spain, it has been revealed that the deputies have not had to declare the value of their homes. The form, which the parliamentarians will be required to fill in, has been released to the press. The VALUE of their property does not appear. They will only have to declare the type of property, its characteristics and the province in which it is located. The addresses too are secret. Somewhere in Valencia, dear mother!
As Robbie Burns surmised:
Here's freedom to him who would speak,
Here's freedom to him who would write;
For there's none ever feared that the truth should be heard,
Save him whom the truth would indict!
Latest news: 67% of polled business leaders in Spain want next March's elections brought forward. 69% doubt the gvernment's ability to manage the crisis; only 22% approve of spending cuts ... and for the first time in living memory more people are leaving Spain than settling here.