15 Apr, 2015 @ 12:13
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I know nothing: Chaves plays dumb in ERE scandal

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CHAVES: Denies role in ERE scandal
Manuel Chaves
Manuel Chaves

IF a newspaper publishes a libel, it is the editor who takes the blame and works to make amends.

Even sometimes facing prison.

If a restaurant serves up raw chicken, it is the manager who stands up and apologises.

Or gets closed down.

But when the Junta is embroiled in the biggest public money scandal Spain has ever seen, the former president of 19 years can simply brush it off claiming ignorance.

And stay in a job.

Just like his famous comedy name-sake from Fawlty Towers, Manuel Chaves insisted this week: ‘I know nothing’.

Well we know something… In any truly responsible society, any boss of any company, party, or region which stole up to a billion euros would be…

Yes, out of a job.

Tom Powell

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    • Make that three, I actually typed that same comment in last night but pulled it because I guessed it would be censored – Fawlty Towers political correctness and all that. You and me are the great minds Stef, lol.

  1. I think Fawlty Towers is superb. If this Inquiry drags on too much longer, the questioner could be forgiven for nicking another classic line “Manuel, please try to understand before one of us dies”.

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