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Logic check for Señor Zapatero

From El País: "In a speech before 7,000 Socialist Party members in Madrid, Zapatero accused the opposition Popular Party of doing nothing but “obstructing” progress over the last three and a half years, during which time the Socialists have lacked an absolute majority in Congress".

Doubtless Zapatero felt that Socialist opposition to the PP when it was in power was not 'obstruction', but rather a principled stand. However, it gets sillier:

"I ask for a larger majority in order to recover social and political coexistence in Spain… because this country has great ideological pluralism and growing diversity".

Erm, run that one by me again José - it is bad for the opposition to disagree with you, and you want a larger majority so that they cannot obstruct you, but meanwhile political co-existence and ideological pluralism are just fabulous.....

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Blogger Ed said... 9:55 am

Are you sure he didn't mean great as in large rather than great as in wonderful?

I can see why if there is a huge ideological gap between the two large parties that he would want a bigger majority so he can ram his policies through...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:12 am

Maybe I should call in one of my Spanish fluent contacts to check the original, as I used the El Pais English site.  



Blogger Ed said... 10:17 am

Having said that, the idea that he wants "tolerance" and the destruction of his opposition don't really go hand-in-hand!  



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