With reference to the “Tourist Tax”: Francina Armengol states: “A society which creates poor citizens is shameful. A progressive government cannot permit this.”
Perhaps she should remember that when Majorca – an island dependent upon tourism - is allowed to “close” for six months of the year.
Surely, only six months work per year for many of the islands inhabitants will create poverty.
Having lived through one previous set of tourist taxes, I can guarantee that my family will not be visiting Majorca again, should a new tax be introduced.
We have all managed to live without Majorca for six months of the year when it is “closed” – which is the time we want it most – and I am sure that we can live without it permanently, and simply find a new destination for holiday.
If the island created more winter holidays, I guess that the tourist tax may not have to be introduced, as the extra wealth created would ensure that the tax was not needed.