IT is madness that, in cash-strapped times, money is being spent removing a prominent Socialist from a street name in Velez Malaga.
No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, there is no denying Dolores Ibarruri was a key figure in Spain’s history.
Unlike many Nationalist figures whose names still adorn public buildings and streets all over Spain, Ibarruri’s mission was mostly for the common good of Spain.
She spent her days campaigning for workers’ rights, which hundreds of Spaniards benefit from today.
As a woman, her plight is also relevant to all those who wish for the end of machismo in Spain.
To remove her name from a road is a petty and tawdry decision which is going to offend far more people than it pleases.