Mariano Rajoy

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Mariano Rajoy (born 27 March, 1955) is an ex President of the Government (Prime Minister) of Spain. He lead the People's Party (PP) and won the general election on November 20, 2011 and a subsequent victory in 2016. He is known for his slips of the tongue.




  • From the Prestige come a few little glazes with the appearance of plasticine.
    • statement of the Prestige situation, a shipwreck on the coasts of Galicia that produced a massive oil spill. Libertad Digital (5 June 2002)
  • I want to convey to the Spaniards a message of hope. ETA is a great nation; Spain, sorry, it's a great nation.
    • elected blunder number one claimed by Spanish politicians by the British newspaper The Local. El País (11 July, 2007)
  • Some aspects of the Spanish economy are going well, [...] but it is not because you govern [...] What has been your main virtue as a ruler? Not ruining the economy, and therefore I applaud. He could have razed everything he found, [...] but no, he had the right to leave the economy as it was before.
  • Long live the wine!
    • during the presentation of María Dolores de Cospedal as candidate for the presidency of Castilla-La Mancha. Libertad Digital (11 February 2007)
  • Tomorrow I have to attend to that pain of the parade.
    • Private comment captured by the microphones during the closing of the XIII Interparliamentary Meeting of the Popular Party El País (1 October, 2008)
  • You are going to raise VAT on this child who came here! The marshmallows! You are going to raise VAT on the marshmallows!


  • A truly remarkable thing has happened to me, that I have written it here and I do not understand my handwriting.
  • The decisions are made in the moment they are made.
  • I like Catalans. They do stuff.
    • in a promotional video. El Plural (29 October, 2012)
  • The measures we make harm people, but they are imperative.
  • Everything that has been published is false, except something, which is what the media has published.
    • during a press conference with Angela Merkel, when asked about the Bárcenas Case. El País (4 February, 2013)
  • Sometimes the best decision is to make no decision, which entails making a decision.
  • A historical figure gives up leaving an unpayable debt.
    • after the announcement of the abdication of King Juan Carlos I. El Confidencial (2 June, 2014)
  • You can not be an absurd optimist, but you also can not have a sad or cramped approach because at the moment so is out of reality.
  • It is the neighbor who chooses the mayor and it is the mayor who wants the neighbors to be the mayor.
  • I work a day 12 hours 40 minutes.
  • Exporting is positive because you sell what you produce.
  • The most important thing we can do for you is what you can do for yourselves.
    • RT (8 November, 2015)
  • This is not like the water that falls from the sky, without knowing exactly why.
  • And the European one?
    • during an interview in Onda Cero. After being informed that, in the case of Catalonia becoming independent, Catalans could stroll freely around Spain and the European Union, since they would maintain the Spanish nationality by virtue of article 11.2 of the Spanish Constitution. Rajoy asked if they would also retain European nationality, a concept that does not exist. Público (23 September, 2015)
  • A glass is a glass and a plate is a plate.
  • It is one thing to be supportive, and another to ask for things in exchange of nothing.
  • Spain is a great nation and Spaniards very Spanish and much Spanish.
  • Spain is a great country which make things and have Spanish people.
  • Neither Hitler nor Stalin have been named persona non grata in Pontevedra.
    • after having been named person non grata in Pontevedra -his place of birth. 20 Minutos (24 February, 2016)
  • We are feelings and have human beings.
  • What we have done, which you did not do, is deceiving people.
  • We have to manufacture machines that allow us to continue manufacturing machines, because what machines will never do is to manufacture machines in turn.
  • Roads must be used by cars and airplanes must fly in airports.
  • Do you think before speaking or do you speak after thinking?
  • As Galileo said, the movement always accelerates when it is going to stop.
  • The worse the better for all and the worse for all the better, the better for me, in your political benefit.
  • We do what we can do means what exactly means, that we do what we can do.
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