Pyyrhic Victory for the Priors

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  • #54907
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    The Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of Len and Helen Prior in that they have a right to appeal against the threat of their house in Vera being declared illegal by the Junta de Andalucía and – worse still – having it knocked down.
    Only one problem I can think of – the Junta (in the shape of the Delegado Provincial de Viviendas) er, knocked their house down in January 2008 – additionally doing enormous harm to the provincial economy.
    I’m sure the Priors will be relieved to hear that it was all just a silly mistake.

  • #91560
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    What do Junta think? Their house was made of Lego bricks? I would say unbelievable…but it isn’t.

  • #91561
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    Claire

    It’s not justice is it?. It’s not even common sense, it’s just a farce. How much more evidence does anyone need, including the EU, that Spain is still not putting it’s house in order.

  • #91574
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    The Junta was rash in knocking down the Priors home, especially with a court case pending. What were they thinking? Trying to set an example?

    I dont think I ever will understand Spanish “logic” or “justice”.

    I hope that when the Priors finally get their case heard that they will get sufficient compensation to rebuild their lives.

    Also, I hope that the courts speed up this next part of the proceedings especially as the demolition shouldn’t have happened in the first place, it’s the least they could do.

    Good luck to the Priors, may be there is light at the end of the tunnel for them.

  • #91575
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    Spain does not work on logic. Haven’t you realised by now ?? Logic is a very Anglo Saxon concept.

  • #91576
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    Sadly, the Priors will have paid a heavy price in this whole wretched affair.

    Not least, the toll it will have taken on their health and soul.

    If they can take any consolation from their awful circumstances, they should feel proud that their personal experience has become the focus of a far wider problem that has been propelled to the forefront of the European media.

    They have become (through their video on youtube) the official envoys of all victims of the Spanish Property Scandal (I hope Suzanne will forgive me for using her creditable campaign name) and consequently should take some strenght and a huge sense of pride for that.

    I hope it replenishes their strenght and that their dream can be rebuilt in full, with compensation so they can remain in Spain and continue their dream – for a long time!

  • #91628
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    @shakeel wrote:

    Spain does not work on logic. Haven’t you realised by now ?? Logic is a very Anglo Saxon concept.

    First and foremost all my simpathy goes to the Priors. It is true that their plight has gone pretty much unnoticed in Spain, but the few comments I have heard about it have been on the supportive side rather than “…serves those silly foreigners right…”

    Now logic is more a FRENCH concept, read your Descartes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes

    Btw Shakeel, I wonder, what has Spain done to you to make you so bitter? Have you also been ripped off?

  • #91636
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    This forum has a discussion too

    http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?p=7488646#post7488646

    Not just this forum thinks the spaniards are corrupt 🙄

  • #91638
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    Sorry guys but logic comes from the ancient Greek philosphers like Parmenides (5th Century BC), Zeno and Aristotle.

    Perhaps the Latins cant get the concept!

    Regardless of this, common decency and a sense of morality should determine which way the Prior’s court case should go.

  • #91670
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    It’s not a question of logic as much as political expediency. The (Almeria born) Gauleiter for the area, Luís Caparrós, wanted to knock the house down (incidentally helping to cause huge loss of sales and jobs in the province – jobless at 27% the highest in Spain) for his own agenda. Remember he was promoted by the Junta de Andalucía after the demolition.
    No apologies to the Priors nor to the people of Almería. This guy is gonna go far!

  • #91706
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    @fran wrote:

    Sorry guys but logic comes from the ancient Greek philosphers like Parmenides (5th Century BC), Zeno and Aristotle.

    Perhaps the Latins cant get the concept!

    Regardless of this, common decency and a sense of morality should determine which way the Prior’s court case should go.

    Fran, logic is naturally ingrained in the human brain, well, except for Katy´s brain 😆

  • #91707
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    shakeel wrote:
    Spain does not work on logic. Haven’t you realised by now ?? Logic is a very Anglo Saxon concept.

    Absolutely right , rather like the word mañana , logica exists in the dictionary but not in the real world.

  • #91710
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    Xabi,

    Quote:
    logic is naturally ingrained in the human brain

    If so, some naturally just dont utilise this faculty then!

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