A beautiful, venomous phrase

But Spain's new nepotism is actually rather good.

Trebots @ Monday April 27th 2015 08:43

Ana I. Gracia: "Dos años después, Rivera es un factor determinante en las elecciones y tanto convenció a alguno de sus interlocutores que el hijo de Núñez Morgades está en las listas de Ciudadanos a la Comunidad."

The process by which Ciudadanos is cannibalising moderate elements in the PP and PSOE, while Podemos gobbles up the PSOE left and washes it down with IU's alphabet soup, is however infinitely preferable to Britain, stuck with the monstrously decadent Labour and Conservative parties because of first-past-the-post. The Greens are an imaginative and interesting variant of the former, and Ukip are the natural successors of the latter, but the electoral system means there will be no democratic regeneration.

I hope to see a former commenter here in C's's lists for 24M, but I suspect that that's not his game - and he probably hasn't got time.

  1. Tom
    April 27th 2015 09:11

    I'm not sure that there's any reason to believe that Cs will do much better than UPyD in the long run, except for Rivera not being as scary-looking as Díez. They're proposing a sensible reboot of the autonomo payment system but unfortunately want to pay for that with incredibly regressive tax policies.

    Incidentally, the most horrifying result: a grand coalition of PP/PSOE, still remains a distinct possibility. It would be disastrous for Spain but the two dinosaurs may see it as necessary.

  2. Tom
    April 27th 2015 09:37

    Still, it's good to see that the Nazis like him. They know what they're dealing with.

  3. Trebots
    April 27th 2015 10:15

    I hope this doesn't result in a law being passed prohibiting access to this blog from the Kingdom of Spain.

  4. kalebeul » Excellent Ciudadanos proposals for autónomos
    April 28th 2015 11:22

    […] This is quite different - more like the British model (Garicano is at LSE), and an excellent way of repatriating some of the great young Spaniards who one meets in London bars explaining how they could never have done half of what they've done here at home. The Juncker/Amazon/EU complex won't like it, so fuck them. (H/t Tom.) […]

  5. Trebots
    April 30th 2015 17:29

    Mr Hannan agrees with me about something: http://www.hannan.co.uk/why-proportional-representation-is-now-right-for-the-commons/

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