You’re being too cynical. Things like that don’t happen in Spain. Down in Marbella, they chopped the tops of mountains to build houses for expats, in Orihuela Costa they concreted miles of shrubland to build homes for Brits, but the big one was Benidorm – they built tower blocks in a little fishing village that had some nice beaches.
Did any of the destruction of the Mediterranean coast work? I think it did, it propelled a sleepy country into the future. When I say sleepy, it was a sleeping giant, five times bigger than the UK.
And they’ve still got room for a few million more immigrants, having got rid of the shady Brits from Marbella they are wide open for new immigrants, wherever they come from. Even Martians.