Ex-PM of Spain Felipe González – whose PSOE government was so corrupt it was eventually booed out of office allowing the PP under Áznar to win by a landslide – said today during an audience with the Pope that political corruption in Spain was “oppressive” and called for new laws to be passed against political corruption. Now, let us remember that old Felipe wasn’t too keen on that sort of thing when he was in Continue reading Felipe González tells the Pope: Corruption in Spain is oppressive
Spain is in mourning for Adolfo Suárez, the first democratic President of Spain, who died on Sunday. But, who was he, and why have most people never heard of him? His tale is a interesting and intriguing one – for most Spaniards associate him with the hope that followed the death of the military dictator Franco, when anything seemed possible, and before they became disillusioned with their politicians.
Felipe Gonazalez, the ex-PM, quit late last year as the head of the Doñana natural park board. He excused himself at the time by saying that he simply didn’t have the time to meet the committment and that the post needed someone with more free time. So far, so honourable. Nobody wanted the old bloke there anyway, he never turned up for meetings. Anyway, we now learn that Gonzalez is behind a company which has Continue reading Now we know why Gonzalez quit as Donana head – he wants to drill for gas there!