Could there be race riots in Spain ??

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  • #54873
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    I was in Spain two weeks ago on the Costa del Sol and noticed quite a bit of ill feeling towards the workers from North Africa.

    With Spain’s unemployment now at 15.5% it seems that many Spaniards are resentfull of the foreign workers. From mutterings heard in the market, it seems there could well be protests in the next few months.

  • #91232
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    There is already a bit of xenaphobia about. Lot of comments about Foreigners on today’s malaga fora after the unemployment figures came out. Don’t know if this would convert into action though. There have been a few racist incidents with Moroccans in Malaga and there are regular incidents in Madrid and barcelona.

    BTW the unemployment rate for the CDS is at least 24%.

  • #91233
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    BTW the unemployment rate for the CDS is at least 24%.

    I would guess that the CDS is suffering with high unemployment because it has depended for many years on construction and also the lack of tourists has meant less custom in the catering and accommodation business.

    The fall in the value of the pound has been good news for UK tourism though!

  • #91256
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7981302.stm

    2011 was the previous expected date for unemployment to read 20%, seems like the predicition is now 1 year earlier, so I expect 2011 to be >20%

  • #91258
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    And from Edward Hugh’s blog

    “My own forcasts would be on the moderate forecast around 20% by the end of 2009 and 25% by end 2010, and on the worst case scenario possibly 22% by the end of this year, and 27% to 30% by the end of 2010. These latter numbers look horrific, and seem hard to believe, but we are currently set on a path (especially now with the “breakages” in the banking system – today there is growing and informed specultion here in Catalonia that Caixa Penedes, and Caixa Catalunya may be the next to go) where it is hard to see how we won’t get to that horrible place if no one does anything. And since at this moment the entire European leadership seems to be in denial that there is any special problem in Spain nothing looks likely to be done. (Jean Claude Trichet simply said what he had to to the Spanish journalist who questioned him on the Spanish banking system in yesterdays press conference – “I have every confidence in the strength of the Spanish banking system). Even that G20 meeting that is hitting the headlines seems to have had little to offer for countries like Spain, there were plenty of ideas about how to avoid falling into another bubble situation in – say – 2020, but virtually none about how to drag us out of the one we are currently stuck in.”

    http://spaineconomy.blogspot.com/

  • #91269
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    I heard that the reason properties in Polaris World in Murcia were/are so cheap is that like many developers they only employed cheap labour from North Africa. The Spanish preferred to be the middle men/women selling the properties that Moroccans etc had built. Bit rich if the Spanish turn on them after the property sold on to Brits made most of them so well off.

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