Nerja

September is here and although it is still very hot – 40 degrees forecast for the coming week – things are a fair bit quieter and there are even parking places appearing!

Nerja

Meanwhile, the political leaders seem to have their heads so far up their own posteriors they appear to have lost sight of the fact that there are other people to consider, not just themselves. A third election, on Christmas Day unless the rules are changed, is definitely on the cards as things stand.

View from the Balcon de Europa, Nerja

If a third election is held, it is time for the current party leaders to step down and let others have a go. After all, the majority of people vote for a ‘party’ rather than an ‘individual’. But would another election actually make any difference, or would there just be another impasse? All one can see from two elections so far is that the population really do not want any of the current shower in office but see the PP as the lesser of several evils.

Nerja

Elsewhere, the local Council has put the marina back on the agenda. Methinks they have rather a lot of other things to sort out before building a marina: getting the sewage plant project back under way, cleaning up the town, sorting several of the beaches, paying creditors etc etc.

August, the busiest month for tourism which has seen record numbers of visitors to the country, also saw an increase in unemployment. However, the positive government spin is that, after seasonal fiddling, unemployment actually fell by around 24,000. This is despite the fact that there were 145,000 fewer contributors to the Social Security system, the biggest drop since May 2008. Some things, like ‘official figures’, just never seem to add up.