It's a South of Watford world exclusive. Spanish Prime Minister and well known man of action Mariano Rajoy spoke to this blog with unprecedented frankness on the possibility of his government asking for an EU financial rescue package. This is what he had to say:
"If we choose to ask for what you like to call a 'rescue' then we might do it; or not. On the other hand you could tell me what we might be doing. Today we are not asking, tomorrow we might. Or not. We've taken a difficult decision not to ask for it until we do. But first we need to know whether we will be asking for it or not. If we feel the need not to ask for the rescue then we must first establish what we are not asking for. Is berry difficul todo esto."