Dear Sir,

According to Wednesday's Daily Bulletin next year our tourist business from the UK will be adversely affected by environmental matters, airport duty, airport queues and security congestion not to mention a falling exchange rate. Fortunately we do not need to worry about the 2% increase in Spanish VAT which will not have a negative effect on tourism.

Says who? Why the source of all knowledge the Government no less.
I like to test any dubious political statement by standing it on its head. So will the 2% increase in VAT increase tourism? Obviously yes for if the affect will not be negative it must be positive. If a 2% increase brings improvements the Government should increase it and get even more benefits. Why stop at 2% let's double it to 4% or let's really hit it with a 50% increase from the current, niggardly 16% to 24% and reap all the benefits the Government (but not me) obviously sees.

Mike Lillico
Playa de Palma

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