In January 2004, Jose Bono, one of the most powerful figures in Spain's Socialist Party, had a conversation with former Socialist leader Joaquin Almunia. "And our colleague Blair?" Bono remarked. "He's a complete dickhead (un gilipollas integral). He's an imbecile."Little did Bono know that his comments were being recorded and broadcast on live television!
[The Socialist party was irritated by Blair's friendship with Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar.]