Government forces banks to pay mortgage-loan notary tax

Well, it´s been a great week for the big guns.

So, prime minister Pedro Sanchez says, when it comes to Catalonia we respect and abide by the judgement and process of the Spanish judicial system, but, when the judicial system doesn´t do what I want because it´s not good for my political standing, I´m going to pull out my Executive guns and say: No.

OK, nothing new here then!

However, having said that, I agree with Sanchez, and more to the point, what the hell is this tax for? I´ve consulted Mr Wikipedia and Mrs Fiscal Impuestos in both Spanish and in English, and all I can deduce is this: it´s a tax levied on pieces of paper that the Banks want, stamped by someone who isn´t obliged to read them, but the government thinks is law-abiding. ( They usually charge you for the oxygen you´ve wasted by being in their office)

Alternative solution: Get rid of the tax.

 

Petition for plastic free supermarkets

Lisa lives in Málaga, but was born in the south of England. She´s a professional belly dancer, a teacher, and an ardent activist, supporting a wide range of local and national charitable organisations.  She has adopted 4 stray dogs on the streets of Málaga, and is always willing to lend a hand to people in need.

What´s on her mind?

 

Muti-nationals don´t pay enough tax

Alice Bailey is a childhood friend. She spent most of her youth breaking rules, challenging institutions, and corrupting me into the wild word of binge drinking and underage clubbing. She is a DJ, broadcast journalist, and is currently the senior press officer for Welcome to Yorkshire.

What´s on her mind?

Hipster room for rent in Berlin

OK, I don´t use Facebook very often, but I have decided to make an effort in order to touch base with some of my life-long mates.  Anyway, I thought, why not share the lives of my international mates with you, as there is no better way to gen up on colloquial English.

Espin is my cool, singer-songwriter cousin.  He lives in Berlin, and his last post was about a hipster room for rent. It´s hysterical!

 

Inglés Málaga: English Snack Time for Business Growth

A bite-size approach to improving English is welcomed by progressive organisations seeking to breathe new life into how they develop their employees.  In light of this, Inglés Málaga says: ‘’Take an office break, and snack on English for employee happiness and business growth.’’

Join the English Snack Time training programme for companies and employees.