Taliban spotted in Macael, claims Mayor

The mayor of Macael is involved in a spat with local marble companies, who are protesting against the installation of a large solar energy plant on top of a large deposit of “prime white marble”. The marble companies (20 of them) say that the plant will affect their mine in the area, the town hall says it won´t. “These businessmen” fumed Mayor of Macael Juan Pastor to a Europa Press reporter, “are nothing more than 4 talibans who are simply determined to attack the Socialist party in any way possible, despite all we have done for them”.

No news back from the “Taliban HQ”, but knowing local politics this looks like it will become great fun – who will come up with the best insult? Socialist Mayor vs Capitalist businessmen, and the Junta seems to be keeping low.

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