That phrase appears this Monday in the institutional publicity sheet that covers the front pages of newspapers such as ‘El País’, ‘ABC’, ‘El Mundo’, ’20 minutes ‘,’ La Vanguardia ‘,’ La Razón ‘,’ El Periodico ‘or’ The Mail ‘.
In addition, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, have published two messages on their Twitter accounts where they use the slogan and highlight that, thanks to the collective effort of citizens, it is beginning to overcome the virus.
Along with these messages, Sánchez and Illa have broadcast a video from the Government of Spain and the Ministry of Health that transmits this idea while showing people leaving their homes and being applauded on the street by health personnel and members of the security forces. .
The video expresses appreciation to citizens for “putting up with” the situation during these more than two months – confinement and other restrictions associated with the state of alarm – and for being “bullies” and tells them that they are “stronger” than what they thought.
In Citizens, this institutional campaign has not been liked, and this has been stated by the spokesperson for the national Executive, Melisa Rodríguez, who has urged the Executive to focus its forces on overcoming this crisis “and not on this propaganda that hurts many Spanish families “
“Unfortunately, we will not come out stronger; we will come out of this with more than 30,000 fewer citizens, with a lot of pain and uncertainty,” he said on Twitter.
In the same sense, the deputy spokesman in the Congress of Deputies, Edmundo Bal, has pronounced: “We have not emerged from this crisis, nor, unfortunately, is our country stronger than before entering it.”
He then called on the government to “dedicate all its energy and resources to what is truly important” because “the Spanish deserve more responsibility and less propaganda.”
For his part, the deputy and member of the Executive Guillermo Díaz considers that “we must never forget the 30,000 people who have stayed on the road, nor their families.” “Between those who feel like when we won the World Cup and those who think we came out stronger, I get the impression that now they want to confine mourning,” he added, also referring to Vox.
The deputy for Seville Pablo Cambronero, has wondered how much the Government’s campaign has cost and has agreed with his colleagues: “We did not come out stronger, we continue to try to go out and we left much less. We did not celebrate a World Cup, nor are we stronger. please responsibility. “
Other representatives of Cs who have criticized the motto are the spokesmen in the Valencian Courts, Toni Cantó, and in the Valencia City Council, Fernando Giner.
Cantó pointed out that “30,000 compatriots are missing” and that the Spaniards emerge from the crisis “weaker, poorer, with fewer jobs and companies, more confronted and angry”, while Giner has said that what is needed are “concrete measures by and for citizens, not marketing campaigns. “
The former deputies in Congress Fernando Navarro and Marcial Gómez, who are now, respectively, vice-minister for Transparency and Quality of Services at the Junta de Castilla y León and general director of People with Disabilities and Inclusion of the Junta have also been very critical. from Andalusia.
Navarro has warned the Government of the PSOE and Unidas Podemos of “how unsightly it is to laminate the front pages of the main media, standardizing them with a political message”, and Gómez has branded “spending” on institutional advertising in the current circumstances.