Monday, February 18, 2008

Quick campaign promise update: Zap's promise to teach everybody English will require hiring 20,000 native speakers for the public schools, so this is good for us folks in the ESL business. He's also going to send thousands of Spanish teachers to England and Ireland for courses, so that's good news for you ESL folks up north. Assuming, of course, that Zap actually 1) gets elected and 2) keeps his promise.

Meanwhile, Rajoy has promised to increase state spending on sports, which is a bunch of crap if he's talking about spectator sports, which should be 100% private sector. If he means building swimming pools and gyms and soccer fields, and encouraging amateur leagues, so that ordinary citizens can actually play sports, then that's another thing.

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