The leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage MEP says the Spanish prime minister is “just about the most incompetent leader in the whole of Europe.”
He made his comments to the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week in response to the pre-approval of a 100 billion euro bailout for Spain.
Farage said that despite having assured the EU that Spain would not need one, the country has now asked for a banking bailout, similar to Greece and Ireland.
Farage’s accusation was in response to comments from Rajoy made earlier in the week.
“This bailout shows what an incredible success the Euro has been,” said the Spanish prime minister.
Farage said this shows that he is the most incompetent leader in all of Europe, “and that’s saying something because there is stiff competition,” the MEP added.
His full statement can be viewed below. (Thanks to Henry III for the link)