The stormy effects of Bildu’s entry into the bloc to support the General State Budgets for 2021 continue to be noted. Moncloa defends itself as best it can. He understands that without the incorporation of ERC and Bildu, cooked by Vice President Iglesias Turrión, the Government will not be able to have a budget framework as an essential tool for the exercise of power in the name of progress, modernization of the economy and protection of the weakest .
But that’s not true. It could have opted for the Cs-PNV-PdeCat axis and the supplementary support of small parliamentary-based parties. The majority would not have been so comfortable, even if it would have required persuasive work from the socialist part of the Government on the preferred partner, Podemos. The temptation to break the deck would have been more than unlikely in Iglesias Turrión’s game. And Sánchez would have avoided the ethical reproach of those who, inside and outside the PSOE, do not understand that some “country” Budgets can lean on the intentions of those who deny the country.
Instead of asserting the dominant position of the PSOE in the governing coalition (123 deputies compared to 35, there is no color), Sánchez has allowed Iglesias to grow as a leader of the PGE21 and to establish himself in political and media environments as Topical question who of the two is really the boss in Moncloa.
The budget equation (PSOE-UP-ERC-PNV-Bildu), publicly defended ardently by Vice President Calvo and Minister Ábalos, does not seem to have turned back. With arguments of doubtful logic. For example, defending some PGE of the left and at the same time claiming the support of the right. To the point of considering “irresponsible” the attempt to knock them down at source (return amendment). It is equivalent to considering the socialist position irresponsible, which, with the roles changed, also presented an amendment to the totality of the PGE 18, when the Budgets were also essential lever to avoid instability and favor governance.
The last straw is to spoil the position of the PP, the main opposition party, putting Bildu as an example of responsibility. Send eggs, what would Trillo say. This is how the original sin of that formation has been talked about again. An unredeemed sin since the political heirs of Eta have never denied those who murdered in the name of the Basque homeland. That is the breed that has been installed in the “leadership of the State” and in the political heart of the PSOE. Which has provoked the cry of Lamban and other socialist barons with memory of what happened during that black stage of our recent history.