The PP called on President Pedro Sánchez this Saturday to “Go outside‘ to explain to traders why they should close their windows and turn up the air conditioning temperature to 27 degrees.
“Pedro Sánchez has not traveled more than 100 meters from a Spanish city for months,” the same sources said, “he needs to go out on the street to talk to people” to find out what citizens think about their economic situation and the decisions , which the government takes.
Popularity believes that the president “he runs from the people he rules for”. “He would rather hear what the president of another country says about him than what a Spaniard from Valdemorillo thinks,” they insist.
[El Gobierno emplaza a Feijóo a ir a las estaciones a decir a los viajeros que rechaza el bono gratis]
In this way, the leadership of the PP responded to the spokesperson of the minister, Isabel Rodríguez, who this Tuesday called on Alberto Núñez Feijo to go to the Atocha station in Madrid and those in other cities to explain to students and workers that he is against free travel in the city train.
The speaker minister is thus trying to increase the pressure on the popular after the general coordinator of PP Elias Bendodo announced on Monday that his group will vote against the energy saving decree unless the government includes Feijoo’s proposals and elimination of “frivolous” measures.
PP explains that she agrees with some points of the decree, such as free public transportbut could not vote in favor of validating it because it believed that other measures included were counterproductive to trade and tourism (such as closing storefronts and controlling air conditioner thermostats).
Elias Bendodo’s announcement forced the PSOE to step up negotiations with its parliamentary partners to ensure the confirmation of the royal decree at the extraordinary plenary session of the Congress of Deputies called for this Thursday.
[Nervios en Moncloa: el ‘no’ del PP y las dudas de ERC fuerzan a negociar contra reloj el decreto energético]
The Socialists do not have everything in their hands and are afraid that one of their parliamentary partners will cancel the decree. Minister Isabel Rodríguez addressed them this Tuesday, warning that “citizens will not understand that no group can say ‘no’ to free transport cards, scholarships or aid in the affected sectors”.
PNV and Bildu
For his part, the Secretary General of the Basque Socialist Party (PSE) Eneco Andueza, asked this Tuesday from PNV and Bildu to support the validation of energy-saving bread and “don’t repeat the mistakeWhat did they do with labor reform?
It was the most committed vote of the current coalition government. Three of its main allies (ERC, PNV and Bildu) voted against the labor reform of Yolanda Diazwhich was finally approved thanks to an unexpected carom: the then organizational secretary of the PP, Alberto Casero, voted “yes” by mistake from home.
Two months later, the ERC again distanced itself from the government and voted against its first anti-crisis decree, which continued thanks to the support of Bildu.
[Los 6 minutos de pánico de Alberto Casero: consultó hasta 5 veces el sentido del voto tras su error]
As reported by EL ESPAÑOL, since Monday the PSOE has asked several parliamentary groups to abstain in order to facilitate the approval of the decree, in exchange for its processing as a bill.
Sources from the PP leadership are confident that the government will be able to approve the energy decree, although its parliamentary partners “will maintain tension until the last moment” to negotiate new compensations.
The ERC settled the espionage crisis of case pegasus (after the CNI admitted to tapping the phone of the current president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonés), violating the government’s commitment to draft a new Official Secrets Law. The preliminary bill takes control of official secrets from the National Intelligence Center (CNI) and will allow the Generalitat and the Basque government classifies information as “proprietary” and “confidential”.
The PP has warned President Pedro Sánchez that if it wants his support for the energy plan, it must include some of Feijoo’s proposals: among them, reducing VAT on gas to 5%, extending the useful life of nuclear power plantssupporting road transport and promoting biogas and green hydrogen.
In this regard, the spokesperson of the Minister, Isabel Rodríguez, thinks that ‘back to nuclear power’ is something you don’t remember’not at the end of the last centuryCountries such as France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the United States, Russia and China already have plans to build new nuclear power plants.
For its part, the government of Germany – one of the European countries most inclined to this technology – is already considering delaying the closure of its nuclear power plants and extending their useful lives to face the current energy crisis.