PRIME Minister Rajoy’s claim that the economic crisis is ‘history’ and that Spain is on its road to recovery has ruffled more than a few feathers.

Those who have been hardest hit by the recession are still suffering and with a quarter of the workforce being unemployed it’s no wonder Rajoy’s office had to issue a clarifying statement.

Businesses may be getting back on their feet but the average Joe is still breaking his back to make ends meet.

Rajoy was clearly trying to curry favour in the run-up to the election,  but only managed to add insult to injury.

Let’s hope this latest blunder is a sign of his him and his party’s demise in 2015.