Although Spain’s Popular Party and Mariano Rajoy, Spanish prime minister, have denied that envelopes full of cash were paid to top party leaders by currently under-investigation ex-treasurer Luis Bárcenas, El Pais is reporting today that it’s true. One former Popular Party deputy has now come out saying “Yes, Luis Bárcenas did used to give “cash-stuffed envelopes” to PP leaders and says the party should come clean about it.
Jorge Trías Sagnier served in Congress for four years as a member of the Popular Party and, in a column in the Spanish-language edition of El Pais today, says Mariano Rajoy and current party secretary María Dolores de Cospedal should be explaining to the public all about this “money under the table”, as they both knew it went on.
Politicians who accepted the money should also be investigated it would seem to us.
Looks like those 95 percent of Spaniards who recently said they believe Spanish politicians were corrupt are probably correct. And still no word from Mariano Rajoy on the matter. Sad, eh?