It’s a dreary time of year, so the wife and I have been thinking about booking a Spring break in Majorca to lift our spirits and give us something to look forward to. We love Spain, but it’s not a ‘budget’ option these days. I was therefore truly pissed to find out that the cunts have a ‘levy’ (that’s a tax to you and me) that now stands at 4 Euros per person per night on the holiday. The Balearic Government states that the tax is ‘absolutely necessary’ to protect Majorca’s natural beauty and improve infrastructure.
Let me get this straight. For decades the Spanish Government has assiduously sought to built up its tourist industry, relying on it heavily to attract massive investment into its economy and provide employment for its people. Visitors in their millions have spent God alone knows how much in that time. But suddenly it’s about ‘sustainability’, although I wish they’d explain to me just how this tax is actually going to be utilised to ‘preserve’ Majorca’s beauty. And maybe they should have thought about ‘infrastructure’ issues when they were hell bent on creating their tourism behemoth to begin with.
It’s the same here. In Edinburgh, the City Council is whinging on about the ‘impact’ of tourism, and is talking about imposing a tax. Here’s a thought fuckwits; if you’re that worried, why are you persistently allowing more and yet more hotels to spring up like fucking mushrooms in Auld Reekie?
Ah. Perhaps Spain (and oh yes, Greece, Italy, Portugal et al) have simply cottoned on to the fact that surcharging the very visitors that have provided lifeblood for so long is a neat little way to ratchet even more dough out of them. That’s it, bite the hand that feeds you. It’s a sweet as a nut little tickle, you cunts.
Nominated by Ron Knee