If you search on Google, asking for: “Corruption in Spain. Likely you will find headlines like this one:
Lit: Catalonia is the community with the most corruption cases in Spain.
This headline, and other similar ones, have the same date January 2017. Looking at the fine print they all refer to the presentation of a “new” data store launched by the president of the Spanish General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), according to his explanations, this store has the pretension of making known to the citizens the judicial action against this phenomenon, corruption, which he himself qualified as “criminal scourge”.
You must bear in mind that on that date the level of tension with regard to the Catalan issue was already at a very high point and the PP government had a special interest in presenting Catalonia as the first cause of the problem of corruption in Spain, distracting , at the same time, the attention of the true focus of this problem, which is none other than the PP.
Why this increase in Catalonia in the period 2015/2016, which is the one that collects the study? Mainly because if “you just look to one side, looking away from everything else, surely the numbers will say what you want them to say. To this, we must add the explosion of the Pujol case, a family so numerous that it is capable of keeping several courts occupied for a long time, especially if you want it to be so.
However, what is reality?
I’m not going to get involved in studying anything, I’m just going to go around the Internet looking for
To the question “Cases of corruption in Spain?
One of the first results I have found, was this
At first glance, by number highlights the Popular Party.
I have also found a nice map. This one
Except for the black labels and some more clueless, the map is dominated by the colors of the PP and the PSOE, coincidentally two of the parties involved in the application of Article 155 in Catalonia. It is true, C’s do not appear not because they are more honest because that is still to be seen, but because until recently their presence in Spanish politics was non-existent and in Catalonia it was residual.
There is a highly recommended page “Casos Aislados” Insulated Cases, which keeps updated data about corruption in Spain, the name of the page finds its origin in the obsession of the PP Party to describe the systemic corruption as “Isolated Cases”.
A few isolated cases that have already meant for this country an estimated cost of € 203,215,427,506
And now, I ask you:
Can you imagine a country where, one day after the head of the Economic and Fiscal Crime Unit said in Parliament that the prime minister has collected bonuses in black, has not yet resigned? This is Spain.
However, in spite of everything, recent polls say that, if general elections were called, the PP Party would win again the second political force would be the PSOE and C’s (the puppies of José Maria Aznar) would rise dramatically . None of these calculations are valid for Catalonia, where historically these parties have always obtained bad results.
Then, what kind of future do we have?
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