Pedro Sánchez has taken advantage of the fact that this week the political course formally starts with the first plenary session in Congress after the summer break to gather socialist deputies and senators to impress on what will be the sprint of the legislature. With all the polls against him, the president has asked the parliamentarians of his party to take the government's action "to all places". “I ask you for maximum involvement for what is at stake and pedagogy to defend with your head held high what the coalition government is doing”, the leader of the PSOE has demanded, who has taken the opportunity to attack the PP and has warned to its leader, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, that there will be new debates in the Senate "given the result" of last week.
Sánchez has accused the PP of "blocking and denying any progress" in Spain and, specifically, of using the Justice to do so by refusing to renew the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ). “They vote against everything and try to block in the Justice the advances that this House is making, even if it is at the cost of breaching the Constitution,” Ernest Lluch said in the Congress room. "It is serious and dangerous, apart from being anti-democratic," said the general secretary of the PSOE, who has compared the situation to that of the United States, where a conservative majority in the Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion: "The lesson is clear: it costs a lot of conquering rights and they lose very quickly when they depend on the right, be it Spanish or American”.
The president has singled out Feijóo for trying to “repeal social progress in rights and freedoms” in which he has said that the Government and the PSOE will continue to be “engaged”. The return to the political course is especially hard for the Executive, which has to face the energy crisis with runaway inflation that is confident that it will begin to subside and little encouraging polls. That is why the president has rolled up his sleeves to try to combat this 'Feijóo effect'. He did it last week in the Senate, where the government is convinced that Sánchez knocked out the opposition leader and has already made it clear that he intends to use the territorial chamber to continue fighting him.
Sánchez has once again placed the leader of the PP with the "interests of a very powerful minority" in which he places the large energy companies. “We are clear about it: we are going to defend the social majority of our country”, reiterated the president, who has assured that “politics is not neutral”. Thus, he has placed the PP in "the worst of ideologies, the reactionary" for opposing measures such as new taxes on energy companies and banks. In addition, he has insisted on drawing a parallel between the response to the crisis that the PP gave in the 2010s and the one that the coalition is giving now. “It has taken us only two years to recover the levels prior to the 2008 crisis”, he said before recalling that the quality of employment is better now thanks to the labor reform agreed with the agents while the previous recession was exceeded “in ten years” with suffering of the workers. "Faced with the freezing of pensions, we have raised an average of 110 euros per month to retirees and we have shielded by law that no pensioner loses purchasing power", continued the president who has also referred to the reinforcement of the health system against co-payments .
Sánchez has told his people that in the current energy crisis there is only one certainty, which is that the impact is “for the entire EU” – he has taken the opportunity to boast that the European Commission is addressing the reform of the system that he called for a year ago with measures similar to those launched by Spain – and that there are two “uncertainties”: “how to curb prices” and “how the burdens are distributed”. “This is the mother of the lamb”, he has confessed. “We say: a rise in the Interprofessional Minimum Wage, a rise in pensions, pensions, scholarships, scholarships and special taxes to the large electricity companies and financial corporations so that they contribute,” he said before asking himself: “What will the PP vote for? There you will see what interests they defend one and the other”.
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