We may be deep into an economic downturn from which
looks like taking a long time to emerge but there’s no end to public works all over Pontevedra. Especially disruptive roadworks. It’s been like this for at least ten years and, given the slow pace of it all, my guess is the current works will just be being finished when the first post-recession round begins. Assuming Spain has solved its debt crisis by then and can borrow enough money to throw at even more civic improvements. Spain
Talking of the parlous economic situation, you might have expected this to be reflected in reduced sales of tickets for the two humungous lotteries that take place here at Christmas. No chance, it seems. Hope springs eternal, even if numeracy doesn’t.
So, the estimable Franz Beckebauer thinks that the FIFA voting system – under which
and Russia gained the most recent World Cup awards – is a mockery. Well, he’s on pretty safe ground there. There’s probably only about twenty people in the world – plus the populations of these two countries, of course – who are going to disagree with him. Qatar
Finally . . .I wonder why you can buy a Kindle e-book reader for 98 dollars in the
, against 200 euros (around 265 dollars) in USA . Possibly the same reason why ADSL prices, inter alia, are so high here. Though I don’t know what this is. Spain