Thursday, May 06, 2010

Another day in court

You remember that the leader of the opposition party in Bigastro said that the work on Calle Purisima was a swindle. Aurelio Murcia  claimed that the money, which came from the Government under Plan E, had been used to pay council workers and was also used to pay for work on the roundabout on the CV-95 by the health centre. Murcia was prepared to take this matter to court to clarify the issue.

In a counter claim, the mayor, Raúl Valerio Medina,  is prepared to take Murcia to court for making a false denunciation and for damages to his honour.

As an outsider, you can’t help but feel it might be better if all the parties concerned stopped playing these games and got on with working towards improvements in the town. Surely there are papers and accounts which show one way or another just where the money for Plan E has been used. I don’t understand why it takes a day in court to prove whether one party or the other is telling the truth.

It seems to me that when you take issues like these to court, the only winners are the lawyers who make a pretty penny out of all the work involved.  

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