A good dose of euphoria for Sanchez before the harsh winter arrives

It’s always nicer when your enemies admit you’ve won. This removes any doubt about the result. A week ago, the headlines were about the differences between the PSOE and United We Can ahead of the State of the Nation debate. They envisioned Pedro Sánchez entering Congress in a tank promising a big increase in military spending while UP MPs chanted “We Shall Overcome” and waved pacifist flags. The members of the PP would stretch in their seats and think about the bloody battle. “This government lacks soul”Yolanda Dias said a few days ago. “And sometimes we’re short on happy-go-lucky measures.”

Sanchez prepared large doses of happiness for his speech, which included special taxes on electricity companies, oil companies and banks. Sacrifice will no longer be reserved for users. Alberto Núñez Feijo was confused and waited 48 hours for an answer, even though it was obvious that it would be negative. Ione Bellara and Irene Montero didn’t need that much time. They, like other members of the government, welcomed the announced measures. They looked very happy.

“Today the government begins to review the course, as we have been asking for in recent weeks,” Podemos’ secretary general said later. Socialist MPs were euphoric with the President’s speech.

Feijo took the evidence on Friday. He admitted that the debate had “strengthened the governing coalition”. He also said that families are not going to benefit: “It is already known that companies transfer taxes to consumers. If that’s all you have against the government, it’s not much. According to the Ministry of Finance, the current law prohibits companies from passing on tax increases.

The media brigade also indirectly awarded Sanchez the title of the winner of the debate. First of all, he didn’t dare run those digital polls, which have zero sociological value, to ask his readers who won. With the release of Kuka Gamara, he did not have a strong candidate in the battle. He later tried to pretend that the PP had shown signs of moderation by deciding to refrain from ratifying the anti-crisis decree. What’s more, some media took it for granted when it wasn’t.

“The government is taking an oxygen balloon Thanks to the support of the PP, it abstained” (in the vote), La Razón pointed out that the headline on the first page is somewhat confusing or simply a false construction, since the PP did not support the decree. “PP promotes self-restraint Validation of the second anti-crisis decree”, they write in El Mundo.

The math doesn’t say that. The resolution was adopted with 186 votes in favor, 51 against and 108 abstentions. The total number of seconds gives 159 votes. PP’s restraint was not decisive, nor did it contribute to anything.

A poll offered by El Mundo on Friday was more revealing. 62.7% support new taxes on energy companies. A similar percentage, 61.7%, compared to banks. Defenders of these companies find it difficult to publicly debate the measures.

always remains manipulation resource that it does not break even roughly. The newspaper ran a front-page headline that said “67% think new taxes will be useless”, a percentage taken from a question that did not capture opinion on taxes, but on the debate in general. and in the web version, News offers nine chartsBut not the opinion of the respondents because of the new taxes.

El Mundo’s new director has been in office for less than two months and has already shown how he prepares polls. They come out a little burnt.

Sanchez didn’t make life more difficult than necessary in the debate. He did not want a clear and detailed defense of future increases in military spending. I need to know what this money will be invested in and that is not yet possible. NATO has not decided what specific military commitments each member state will have in connection with the increase in the military presence in Eastern Europe from 40,000 to 300,000.

What he did was to emphasize Spain’s responsibility towards the other countries of the alliance: “If we do not agree to the requests of the Poles, Germans and Latvians when they ask us to show solidarity with the aggressor, what legitimacy would we have to ask for solidarity when we need it. This?”. This is a general defense of commitments that no one can deny. It will be a different matter when the defense budget is discussed in detail.

In the subjective, which is the perception of the political stability of the government, Sánchez still managed to correct the course and clear the clouds. It helps you get to a certain safety situation before the fall.

Friday’s meeting with Per Aragon did not go far in public, although it serves as an invitation to another round of dialogue at the end of the month. “You can imagine that we have advanced issues and, therefore, the opportunity to clarify them and move forward,” said the government’s spokesperson.

It doesn’t sound too exciting, but there isn’t much room for big deals either. “Until the citizens of Catalonia can decide their political future in freedom, we are far from a solution to the political conflict,” said the president of the Generalitat. The expectation of a full deal will always be low when priorities on each side of the table are incompatible.

The government can reach the point that it accepted the eskera in favor of three fundamental norms, among which was the anti-crisis resolution. Based on the Pegasus case, it is questionable to consider the ERC as a government partner. Gabriel Ruffian raised the tone of criticism to the maximum. In the debate over the Melilla tragedy, he made a harsh and humiliating speech against Sánchez, which particularly angered the president. So much so that Ruffian came later to heal his wounds.

That was the only time Sanchez was angry. Now you can relax a bit and start thinking about your vacation. It would be good if you enjoy yourself, because the economic panorama that comes in autumn and winter does not encourage optimism. Victory in politics does not last long.

Source: El Diario





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