October 23 Dear Editor. Are you as fed up with BREXIT as the rest of us? I write fun and comic poetry. Thought you might like this. Bye bye Britain I know that it's important cos my life is here in Spain, But all this talk of Brexit has become a tiresome pain, It's spouted daily on the news, it's just been on again, I wish it wasn't happening, I wish we could remain. The vote was o'er a year ago and people voted out, The info we were given full of fantasy and doubt, Money for the NHS did Boris Johnson shout, And Theresa May who voted in is now supporting out. So here we are, no wiser, as we fumble on the ground, Getting out of Europe isn't easy we have found, The whole thing is a bloody mess, the talks go round and round, They need to get it sorted quick, it's ruining the pound. David spat his dummy out and left it all to May, Europe says deserting ship means Britain has to pay, Boris says we're paying nought, there is no chance, no way, The future isn't looking bright, it's turning dark and grey. As the people voted out then Brexit must be done, But talking on the telly news has all been overdone, Whether it's a rotten deal, the time has come to run, As long as I can stay in Spain and live here in the sun. Bye bye Britain, bye bye bye, it's time to say goodbye, I'll pop back every now and then to say a sunny hi, Brexit is in motion and the time is almost nig,h So bye bye Britain, with a sigh, it's time to say goodbye.
John Sharples this time the many and various infrastructures deteriorate – in this case particularly, the roads. Any work to rectify them – other than painting a few lines on the roads – has now been blocked by the town hall lawyers, who clearly rule the administration rather than the mayor, and are the only winners here.
The urbanisation’s roads have never been “safe” in any known sense. There are blind corners with sheer drops and only grass to stop a car. Crash barriers have never existed on these mountain roads, only some small and ineffectual concrete posts that with a good push would fall over. Safety has now further deteriorated with the bushes and grass at the roadside becoming so overgrown that they reduce the width of the roads and the visibility. Accidents are just waiting to happen. Residents have even documented the safety concerns and shared them with local and regional mayors, but nothing changes.
And the outcome of the accident? The car flattened a bollard, plunged 50 metres down the mountain and landed on its side. The driver miraculously escaped with minor injuries only. Even if it had ended very differently, would the attitudes of the town halls and developer now change, or would they still hide behind their lawyers?
The suspicion amongst residents is that if history is a pointer nothing will change, lives will still be at risk and this will not be a defining moment.