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Election platform o' the year

Step up Josko Risa, independent candidate for the mayoralty of the southern Croatian town of Prolozac (there's a joke about lifting depression in there somewhere) :

"A politician running with the slogan "All for me, nothing for you" has made it into the second round of local elections...Independent candidate Josko Kraljevic Risa also campaigned using the slogan "It is definitely going to be better for me, but will be the same for you... "I've promised my wife Karmelita that Prolozac will be like our family business", Risa told the online edition of the daily newspaper Jutarnji List yesterday (Mon)".

I can't place the author of the definition of an honest politician as being one who once bribed stays bribed, which is a shame. Meanwhile, it is pretty tragic that after less than 20 years of independence, democracy and so forth that the Croats are so disillusioned in the electoral process.

Having discovered this nifty source of central European news, I will add this:

"Communist authorities in the former Czechoslovakia planned to build a tunnel under Austria and Slovenia to the Adriatic Sea, it has emerged. Czech media reported today (Weds) that the planned tunnel would have been [255 miles] long running between Ceske Budejovice in what is today the Czech Republic to Koper in Slovenia. The plans date back to 1975 but experts say they never got off the ground for political and financial reasons".

A little light googling suggests that the longest tunnel for human traffic is a Japanese railway tunnel 33.5 miles long, so the Czechoslovaks were hardly lacking in ambition, if rather lacking anything approaching sense or the mastering of the concept of cost / benefit analyses.

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Anonymous Geoff said... 7:47 pm

Mr C is aware that I am a daily reader of the Austrian Times and the Croatian Times so had already blogged on this excellent story before heading towards this parish.

There is however a belated inclination of the fedora on my post because great minds think alike.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:19 pm

Oops. Sorry about that. Cracking tale though.  



Anonymous Geoff said... 10:01 pm

Nothing to apologise for of course. Just loved the idea that we both chuckled at the same thing! And will doubtless do so again on many occasions.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:02 pm

All those golden nuggets out there for the digging, and still some folk stick to whatever is on the front page of the BBC news site....  



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