Tourist sit at the terrace of a restaurant during the last day of Holy Week, in downtown Ronda. | JON NAZCA
Are we being made to pay for a general lack of common sense and responsibility in a small part of the population? Now that masks are off inside and have been outdoors since February, the Balearics appears determined to maintain the ban on smoking on bar and restaurant terraces until next year when the new health law is drawn up and approved.
And, on top of that, it is now backing a move by the European Commission to increase the taxes on alcohol in a bid to create a healthier society and bring an end to youth binge drinking.
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Ironically, Fred has described the stereotypical "Brit abroad". Is it some kind of projection?
Wow, Fred, chill mate. That was uncalled for. And xenophobic. And false. Say no to racism, but not to xenophobia, huh?
Zoltan, no offence mate but nobody is interested in what you or your Eastern European fat, badly dressed, cultureless, uneducated pick pocketing mates have got to say.
Nigel - I'm glad you think someone in their 60s is young. And doing a bit of business in a country is not the same as growing up there and living there as anyone knows so please don't try and tell me about communism as I have lived it. As I've said before, anyone that thinks that Spain or Mallorca is socialist or communist doesn't know what they're talking about. And all political parties want control. Remember it was the PP that passed laws that ended up jailing musicians for their lyrics or for the crime of criticising the royal family NOT the 'socialists'.
I always get a chuckle when the blind accuse everybody else of blindness.
Zoltan, young as you maybe, I traded to behind the "iron curtain" for 20 years, 40 years ago, and the brainwashed bullsh1t the socialists tell their people to keep them in line is atrocious, so do not attack James because he speaks as it is and not as you want it to be. All socialists want control, this has been well advertised in the recent pandemic, if you have a clear enough mind to accept the truth.
Smoke and drink? who even has money for that after paying the gas and electricity bills?
James - Take it from someone who grew up in a communist country - You don't know what you're talking about!
I must have missed the stazi arresting everyone for not being "communist". In fact, I haven't ever seen anything resembling communism here. But then, I've lived here for decades, and that could qualify me as an "expert", which we all know is even worse than being a "communist".
Socialist government do infringe on your rights. Socialism is sold to people as this great system and written down on paper looks pretty good. But now government enacts it right. Socialism is more like communism these days. It goes more and more to the Left by the day. I hope PP and Vox smash these commie idiots at the next general election. As it's normal working folk that suffer the worse from this stupid government