Rajoy will speak out on corruption claims

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has supposedly stated that he is prepared to appear before parliament to face questions over the ongoing corruption scandal that is following the government.

This decision has come after a threat from the opposing party (PSOE) came that they would hold a no-confidence vote if he refused.

During a press conference Rajoy allegedly said:  “I will appear before parliament in order to give full explanations because I think that is where I should do it. So I can tell the people what has happened and give my version of events. I think the best place to do so is parliament where our national sovereignty is represented across the board.”

The scandal has also named the PP’s former treasurer Luis Barcenas who supposedly ran a slush fund through which alleged illegal payments were made party officials including Rajoy.

Supposed texts have been revealed showing close links between Rajoy and Barcenas.

This all comes at a time where Spaniards are buckling under the weight of austerity measures and have of course reacting angrily to these allegations. 

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