WHAT a pity Sr Goss failed to do his research before putting pen to paper on Tuesday. If he had done he would have found two things:

1. The Spanish voting system is not as simple as it looks.
2. The officially recorded number of votes for the Balearic Parliament in 2007 were:

PP - 186'291 = 46.16%

PSOE - 109'344 = 27.09%

BLOC - 36'092 = 8.94%

PSM-EV3 - 166 = 0.78%

PSOE + Exc- 18629= 4.62% (PSOE + Envissa)

AIFF - 1709 = 0.44% Simple maths showing which one party had the largest number of votes.
As for political corruption, a sad fact of life is it's always gone on however it gained momentum and exposure after the Sra Najera (PSOE) reign in Calvia, and has continued since then, with no party being exempt.

What is more frightening is that the actual governing of the Balearics seems to have been relegated to the “back burner” whilst the “infighting” continues. The present economic state of the Balearics shows a need for strong positive, decisive government, something sadly lacking at present.

Yours sincerely

M Irving

Dear Sir

ON reading your promotion of season tickets for the local football team I was particularly interested to see that the cost as, “215 euros (for men) 155 euros (for women)”. This reinforces the widespread view held by rugby supporters that soccer truly is a game for girls.


John Rule
Sol de Mallorca


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