Monday, February 4, 2013
Full, Transparent and Independent
The Financial Times has called today for a full, transparent and independent investigation into the scandal that engulfes the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, and his party, the Popular Party. It has been alleged that the main leaders of this party for the last 20 years received illegal money coming from illegal political donations. Mr. Rajoy has tried to stop the storm by organizing an internal investigation by a party operative. Popular Party leaders do not realize that Spain is no longer an isolated country with black and white TV, but a country that is fully integrated in Europe that in addition is on the spotlight for the potential impact that its crisis could have on overall European financial stability. Spain can just not afford to be governed by a group of individuals that are not up to the standards of a well functioning, clean, democracy. It is for this reason that I just signed a petition asking Mr. Rajoy to tender his resignation.