Spanish politics is about to see a massive cleanup. No, the corrupt politicians aren’t going to jail – they’re being rebranded. You see, the Spanish have a wonderful word for someone who has been indicted in a criminal case: imputado. The word applies all the way up until formal charges and a prosecution are laid against you, when you become the acusado. It’s a word that has become common recently, with hundreds of politicians being Continue reading Rebranding corruption – coz a new name is as good as a new product, right?
A new study shows that Politics is now the largest Spanish employer, according to the State Auditor (Tribunal de Cuentas – is that a good translation? Good enough). 145,000 jobs are directly assigned by political parties. For example, that’s more people than the entire staff of Spain’s six largest banks (Santander, BBVA, Caixabank, Popular, Sabadell y Bankinter). In fact, it’s equivalent to the combined staff of the top third of the companies that make up Continue reading Politics is Spains largest industry, confirms the State Auditor