Great news here in Spain as we found out last night (and over and over again this morning) that Spain has three female vice presidents in the government, and is a world leader in this respect. I don't know about you but to me, that reads like three people doing the same job. Surely one vice president and the other two could do another important job they are qualified to do (Finance minister, Sanitary, employment - there's room for improvement all over the shop). This item of gossip arrived as we begin to plough into the fourth wave of Covid-19, and mask wearing becomes obligatory in all public places, including the beach and the back woods of the country. We recently had a wave of financial help fpr businesses hit by Covid -19. The place I work for was due 15,000 euros, but only 5,000 turned up as the money ran out. So I guess we will have to bathe in the luxury of all the vice presidents we have running the country. I've criticised the UK government repeatedly, and with good reason, as some of what they are up to is much closer to theft than government, but the Socialist coalition we have here can match them effortlessly for incompetence and uselessness. Both should be gratefull that the presence of Bolsonaro and Putin, plus the memorably dangerous Trump meant they could never reach the pinnacle of democratically useless No. 1. But give them time.