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Phlegethon
Saturday, January 17th, 2004, 04:58 PM
Spanish politician in Blair gaffe

A Spanish politician has reportedly called Tony Blair "a complete dickhead" on live television, but didn't know his comment had been heard.

The comment by Jose Bono, one of the three most powerful figures in Spain's Socialist Party, was recorded by a TV team as he talked to Joaquin Almunia, a former Socialist leader.

Mr Bono said: "Hey, and our colleague Blair? He's a complete dickhead (un gilipollas integral). He's an imbecile."

The comments contrast with the Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar's carefully cultivated friendship with Mr Blair and will embarrass the Socialists, says the Daily Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/).

The party is irritated by Mr Blair's friendship with Mr Aznar and dislikes the resulting Anglo-Spanish alliance.

Mr Bono, a staunch Catholic, is regarded as a potential leader of the Socialist Party of Spanish Workers.



Story filed: 09:53 Friday 16th January 2004 (http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_856161.html?menu=news.quirkies.quirky gaffes)

goidelicwarrior
Monday, January 19th, 2004, 11:08 AM
Spanish politician in Blair gaffe

A Spanish politician has reportedly called Tony Blair "a complete dickhead" on live television, but didn't know his comment had been heard.

The comment by Jose Bono, one of the three most powerful figures in Spain's Socialist Party, was recorded by a TV team as he talked to Joaquin Almunia, a former Socialist leader.

Mr Bono said: "Hey, and our colleague Blair? He's a complete dickhead (un gilipollas integral). He's an imbecile."

The comments contrast with the Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar's carefully cultivated friendship with Mr Blair and will embarrass the Socialists, says the Daily Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/).

The party is irritated by Mr Blair's friendship with Mr Aznar and dislikes the resulting Anglo-Spanish alliance.

Mr Bono, a staunch Catholic, is regarded as a potential leader of the Socialist Party of Spanish Workers.



Story filed: 09:53 Friday 16th January 2004 (http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_856161.html?menu=news.quirkies.quirky gaffes)
truth has been spoken.. :D