A EURO MP has slammed the visit of British minister Chris Bryant as insincere.
Marta Andreasen claims the visit to try and solve the huge demolition issue currently affecting hundreds of expats around the region didn’t amount to much.
She explained: “I don’t think he achieved very much. I don’t think his visit was very sincere.
“He’s not doing anything to resolve the problems of the people who are already suffering.”
Minister for Europe Bryant visited pensioners in Almeria and announced that Spanish civil servants will now work in the British Consuls in Malaga and Alicante.
At the time he stressed that finding a solution to the problem was out of the British Government’s remit.
“Obviously it’s not for us to tell the Spanish what to do, but whether it’s an amnesty or a change in the law, we are pushing for whatever solution is needed,” he added.
Bryant also met with demolition-threatened couple John, 82, and Muriel Burns, 70.
And John Burns explained that, although any direct prevention action is out of their jurisdiction, at least officials are now taking note.
“It meant a great deal that they came and spoke to us. It was only meant to be an hour but they were here for two,” he said.