We’ve seen that there are no champions to help the expats living here in Spain. If you are ‘taken’ by another Brit, then who is there to help you? The British embassy? The consulate? A gun-boat sent out from London to sort out the locals?
The local English-language press…? Who live off advertising and who, at least in one case, are run by well-known fraudsters anyway.
The forums can help and, maybe, if we can really create a viable community here in Spain, then the grass-root associations, expat groups in local politics and our second generation bilingual kids and grandkids can bring pride and honour back to our community.