Comments land senator in hot water

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Eugenio Gonzálvez said only idiots should work

By Richard Torné

A senator for the conservative Partido Popular party in Almería has sparked controversy after appearing on a video saying only idiots should work.

Eugenio Gonzálvez, who was also mayor of Gádor for 29 years before stepping down last year, appears with a small group of friends, saying: “You should do like me: retire and still be the boss, like I’m the boss, but do it from the shadows – let the idiots work.”

The comments were reportedly made at a recent birthday party of a friend of Gonzálvez’s. The video later went viral after hundreds of people shared the brief footage on Whatsapp, provoking an angry response from opposition parties, who have demanded his resignation.

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