For people that know Spain, like I think I may do, I find it surprising that they still sound surprised at the ongoing revelations. There is nothing unusual in Spanish people, from top to bottom, working ‘black’, and Rajoy is no exception.
I handed over a brown envelope to Spanish builders this morning after suffering nine days of their noise and disruption to improve my house.
It’s difficult to explain to people who don’t know Spain how the country operates, it would need a long book to go into detail, but for English people to get upset over the Spanish way of life is futile, if you don’t accept it, it’s best to stay away.
I get the impression you think this behaviour is ok 😕 Don’t forget the black money you paid or improvements can’t be set off against CGT. BBC covering Spanish corruption here.