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Another incendiary piece in the Telegraph

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Another incendiary piece in the Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/7716530/EU-imposes-wage-cuts-on-Spa...
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EU imposes wage cuts on Spanish 'Protectorate', calls for budget primacy over sovereign parliaments

However that isn't the reason for the post - it is this picture
Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero ordered a five percent pay cut for public workers as it ordered tough austerity measures in a bid to slash the national debt.  Photo: AFP 
Mr Bean ??  Roll eyes
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Re: Another incendiary piece in the Telegraph

Thats the double of Mr Bean Cool
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Re: Another incendiary piece in the Telegraph

I see that Cameron has cut ministers salaries by 5% and frozen then for the term of this parliament. Mind you, they've all had quite a pay rise, on becoming ministers, and it won't affect their other perks.
I also see that Lada may be coming back into UK - how about a fleet of them for ministerial cars  Smiley
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Re: Another incendiary piece in the Telegraph

Quote from: Oldjim

However that isn't the reason for the post - it is this picture
Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero ordered a five percent pay cut for public workers as it ordered tough austerity measures in a bid to slash the national debt.  Photo: AFP 
Mr Bean ??  Roll eyes

In Spain his nickname is Charlie Chaplin - maybe they don't know Mr. Bean Undecided
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Re: Another incendiary piece in the Telegraph

Not so apparently - from the article I linked:
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The supposed resemblance of the bumbling slapstick character played by Rowan Atkinson, the British actor, to Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Spain's Socialist prime minister, has been a running joke in Spain for years.
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Re: Another incendiary piece in the Telegraph

Sorry I'm getting confused with the previous incumbent José María Aznar who was likened to Chaplin.
Zapatero does have one other nickname though, Bambi.
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As a result, after being appointed Secretary General, he coined the term Calm Opposition (Oposición Tranquila) to refer to his opposition strategy. The Calm Opposition was supposedly based on an "open to dialogue", "soft", "constructive" attitude (talante) aimed not at damaging the government but at achieving the "best" for the people. (Zapatero has insisted on this point so many times that the term talante has become very popular in Spain.) Because of this supposed tactic, Zapatero received nicknames like "Bambi" or "Sosoman" (where "Soso"—meaning dull, insipid, bore—replaces "Super" in "Superman"), especially in the first months after being appointed General Secretary.
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Re: Another incendiary piece in the Telegraph

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Thats the double of Mr Bean Cool

lol as soon as the page loaded I thought what the hell is this post about Mr Bean