(Ex) deacon of law at Almeria Uni up in court for building an illegal house

The (now ex) deacon of Law at Almeria University, Ramón Herrera, has been up in front of the beak for building an illegal house in Paterna del Rio. The (now ex) mayor of Paterna del Rio, Antonio Serrano, shared the cuffs alongside with him. Ramón’s joke that he was unsure of the legal requirements for building a house failed to cause any laughter in court. Seems Ramon, in 2005, built a nice house (256 m2) Continue reading (Ex) deacon of law at Almeria Uni up in court for building an illegal house

What lovely weather

As the rest of Europe freezes, and western Andalucía is swept out of sea (terrible floods), at 8:30 this morning it was 20ºC, according to my car. That’s almost 30º degrees warmer than the UK at the moment. Fantastic. This sort of weather makes up for the corruption, over efficient police, and illegal homes. And should the mood take me, within 2 hours I could be in one of Europe’s largest ski resorts.

Spain loves teaching, but people just use the government cash to fiddle the system

Spain loves the whole idea of “education” and “formation”. Politicians use long phrases such as “Long enough we have suffered economically, and in unemployment terms, without having to suffer as well without the possibility of educating ourselves whilst our bodies are idle” Bastante sufrimos en términos económicos y de desempleo para que suframos también en términos educativos mientras estamos parados”, [Rubalcaba 25/10/10 on investment in education] or  Savater (the philosopher): “We must define the common Continue reading Spain loves teaching, but people just use the government cash to fiddle the system