|Some of the corruption scandal faces|
Together we steal (source)
The party ruling in Spain, People's Party (PP, conservative to fascist), member of the European People's Party, is now officially rotten to the bone and beyond. There is not a single member that is not implicated in one or many corruption cases: from the Gurtel scandal in Valencia (which was no problem for them to win elections again) to the latest case of systematic illegal extra pay in cash to all, absolutely all, members of the party's ruling circles, going through the Bankia escandal, the shameful sellout at loss of the Navarrese Savings Bank CAN, the many local urbanism corruption cases and the interrelation of them all.
Never mind that they lie more than talk, saying today A and admitting tomorrow that it was B without the slightest shame.
They are totally discredited but then again, even after their discredit, they have managed to win elections because their voters are so loyal that it is really scary. This loyalty they seem to achieve by the control of most media and the rallying of the Catholic Church, which still has some influence.
As the main opposition party revealed itself as class traitor in such blatant ways that they will never again be rehabilitated most probably, especially as they are not willing to correct their ways and revise their loyalties at all.
The result is that by just retaining their c. 10 million voter pool, the conservatives can win more and more elections because of the increased voter disaffection. Elections that therefore have less and less legitimacy and, together with the corruption, the increased poverty and brutal unemployment, the irrational social cuts used to bail out the banksters (in Spain as in France, Britain and Germany) and the military (local and NATO).
Absolutely all are rotten
|"Rotten Party" (source)|
The President of the Government (also President of the PP), Mariano Rajoy, got €25,200 between 1997 and 2008. The Secretary General of the PP and President of Castile-La Mancha Mª Dolores de Cospedal (who rejects the accusations),
As the speaker of which is almost the only real, ethical, opposition, which is the Basque Nationalist Left, said: it is not that one apple is rotten but the whole basket is. But as BGG reminded very appropriately today, decades ago already, Jon Idigoras, then briefly speaking in the name of part of the Basque People in the Spanish Parliament said exactly the same and not just regarding the PP but the whole Spanish political system: it is intrinsically rotten. Other big names implicated are former PM J.M. Aznar, long time party treasurer Luis Bárcenas (who lends his the name to the affair), many ministers under Aznar (Javier Arenas, Francisco Álvarez Cascos, Ángel Acebes, Rodrigo Rato (formerly IMF Director General and Bankia CEO), Jaime Mayor Oreja, Ana Mato, etc.
Importantly there are also cash payments to media bosses, notably the infamous neofascist website Libertad Digital (don't let yourself be fooled by the name: they are plain fascist and hate all kind of real freedom). A couple of local politicians have been the only ones to leave the Rotten Party, the Partido Podrido, as the acronym PP is more and more often re-read by Spaniards all the rest resist, some maybe hoping the storm somehow moves on, others hoping they somehow get away untainted and can inherit the power machine after kicking the very eroded bearded lying mummy of Rajoy.