Remember the good old times when judges across Spain went on holiday for a month during August, causing all the courts to close for six weeks and justice, such as it is in this country, to go to the beaches and get sunburnt?
Well, not any more, as our new Justice minister, Snr Gallardon (the lanky chap who used to run Madrid city), has announced he is planning to end the practise of closing the courts for the summer.
“This is a not a practise that is compatible with a modern and efficient justice system” he told reporters today.
Instead, judges will have to ask for their holidays across the year like any other working stiff.
The Judges unions have given the measure their cautious approval.