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Spain bans joy on its motorway to nowhere as cleaners coat Barcelona in litter

by | 31st, May 2012

SPAIN is broke. To emphasise their importance of their work – and their upset at cuts to pay – cleaners at Barcelona’s airport have ripped up paper and tossed it to the ground. Surely not cleaning the toilets would be the surest way to achieve their result? Or encouraging people to spit?

A better sing of Psnish impotence can be found in the road to nowhere:

The opening last week in northeastern Spain of a 37-million-euro stretch of motorway to nowhere is an irresistible metaphor for the euro, an ambitious project conceived in better times that is now seemingly running out of road. With Spain heavily in debt, the authorities could not afford to finish the highway but opened the completed 6 km section near Lleida in any case to deter illegal joy racing.

They stopped joy? Spain really is in the doldrums…

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A passenger walk among rubbish and paper during a strike by the cleaning staff against budget cuts at Barcelona's airport in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)



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