SPAIN’S Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy spoke in parliament today, defending himself against allegations of illegal payments.
Over the past weeks, he has avoided directly addressing rumours linking him to the financial misbehaviour of former PP party treasurer Luis Barcenas.
Today, however, he firmly denied any connection with the scandal.
In a session that began with a minute’s silence for the victims of the train crash in Santiago de Compostela, Rajoy said his only mistake was ‘trusting the wrong person,’ and that he wants nothing more than to ‘stop the erosion of the Spanish image.’
He added: “Nothing in this matter has prevented me, nor will it prevent me from governing.”
The opposition leader was not appeased, reminding parliament that the Prime Minister had to be coerced into speaking.