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A New Versailles For Spain’s Porkers

by | 13th, November 2008

SPANISH snouts in troughs:

The new Room of Human Rights and the Alliance of Civilisations, a spectacular cave dripping with multicoloured stalactites and described as the Sistine Chapel of the 21st century, was created by the artist Miquel Barcelo and is to be inaugurated on Tuesday by Spain’s King and Queen.

But the early plaudits for this vast space swiftly became cries of outrage as news emerged that the Spanish government was contributing €8m (£5.3m) from the public purse, including €500,000 lifted from the aid budget for developing countries.

The Foreign Minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos, declined to specify the final cost. “Only fools confuse value and price. This project is a new way of doing diplomacy and foreign policy,” he said…



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