"The facts against the noise. An increase in the Minimum Interprofessional Salary of 33% and an increase in scholarships of 45%. Indisputable." The phrase of the Government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, summarizes the measures approved by the Council of Ministers, but above all it evidences Moncloa's strategy, which presumes management in the face of a PP at war. From then on, and while waiting for Pablo Casado to abandon the leadership of the PP, they continue to consider him the leader of the party and, therefore, take him into account for matters of state such as the crisis in Ukraine. "At the moment he continues to be the interlocutor that the PP has and absolute respect for internal procedures," was the response from Rodríguez, who insisted: "The Government is in what is important, governing, providing stability."
Casado loses the support of the PP barons in full drip of casualties among his affines
The message has been identical from the second vice president, Yolanda Díaz: "The Government of Spain is focused on improving people's lives on a daily basis." "We are the Government of equality in the face of other noise outside the Government. We continue to work, without being distracted, to improve people's lives," said the leader of United We Can within the coalition.
What they have not wanted to enter from the table of the Council of Ministers is the future of Casado or his possible replacement by Alberto Núñez Feijóo, which is who the PP leadership is looking at. Asked if the Government is worried about the possibility that a replacement in the PP and the leadership of the Galician president could take an electoral toll on the PSOE, Rodríguez changed sides: "The only thing that worries the Government from the point of view of democratic quality is that it does not stem from corruption".
And it is that the Government's intention is to focus the shot on the contract from which the brother of Isabel Díaz Ayuso benefited and that unleashed the internal war due to the suspicions of Genoa. "We are concerned about what has to do with irregularities or causes of corruption," the spokeswoman had said a few minutes earlier.
In this direction, the leader of the PSOE in Madrid, Juan Lobato, spoke with greater clarity, before the unexpected alliance between Feijóo and Ayuso, two radically opposite profiles in the PP. "Ayuso and Feijóo want to agree to cover up corruption," said the socialist spokesman.
After the majority of PP barons and deputies have abandoned Casado, the unknown is if he will present his resignation and if he will do so before the weekly 'face to face' with Sánchez this Wednesday. How does the president prepare the control session this Wednesday? It was one of the questions at the press conference. "He prepares it like every week with absolute respect for the Congress that represents national sovereignty," Rodríguez has cleared.
What is confirmed is that the general secretary, Teodoro García Egea, will not put the question to Yolanda Díaz, who has also avoided drawing blood after two years of bitter confrontations. "I am very respectful of everyone, with organizations and with people. It is a moment of extreme delicacy. It is not my turn to interfere," said the vice-president: "I respect Mr. García Egea and beyond our heated debates and our data crossings [ha dicho sobre su tradicional respuesta al diputado conservador] I insist: my absolute respect". "It is up to the PP to decide what it does not only with its future but with the people who have to ask questions", he concluded.