Enrique Miguel Sánchez Motos
Senior civil servant
Spain is facing a transcendental electoral process for its future. First, the general and, then, the regional, local and European elections. The economic and political situation faces black clouds in the nearest horizon, in a very complicated international context. It is imperative that future national, regional and local governments and our MEPs are worth to solve, at least, five serious problems. I will vote for the party that offers the best solution. Five are the candidates, PP, PSOE, Ciudadanos, Podemos and VOX.
The first political problem is crucial. Spain is gambling on its territorial integrity. In October 2017, the Generalitat declared the independence of Catalonia, in a context of public violence, which did not end in tragedy due to the restraint of the Civil Guard and the National Police. I will vote for the party that strongly prevents those declarations of independence.
The second problem is the return to confrontation and the abandonment of the spirit of concord, which inspired the Spanish Transition. Zapatero created the Law of Historical Memory in 2007. Andalusia approved an additional Historical Memory Law in 2017. Important figures of socialism in democratic Spain have been opposed to them. They do not see appropriate that, 80 years after the end of the Civl War, it is intended to impose a biased vision of good and bad. I will vote for the party to repeal those laws of the ‘Historical Lie’ and that will lead the citizens on the path of fraternity and democratic coexistence.
The third problem is the selfish State of Autonomies. The orange health card that Ribera showed in April 23 debate summarizes the reality. A sick citizen from Murcia in Catalonia will have problems to attend a public hospital there. Seventeen different books of History, Literature and even of Mathematics in the Spanish territory to answer the so-called “regional diversity”. Different regulations that prevent companies from installing, easily, delegations in neighbouring autonomies, thus harming productivity and employment. All at the expense of citizens. I will vote for a party capable of putting order in this mess of the territories of Spain.
The fourth problem is illegal immigration, which is becoming more and more numerous, and which settles without assimilating or respecting Spanish customs or the democratic order. The distressing situation in many countries in Africa and the Middle East is understandable. But, is it a solution to accept all those who want to come to Spain? Trying to solve the migratory excess with demagogy worsens the problem, there and here, and adds fuel to the fire. I will vote for the party that is willing to turn it off.
The fifth problem is the economy. Pensions, employment and company are inseparable. Who does not want decent pensions, and the higher the better? But for that, more jobs are needed. We have three and a half million unemployed. The core of the solution is not to increase the birth rate, but employment. Entrepreneurship must be encouraged, both for the self-employed and SMEs and in large companies. I will vote for the party that, with common sense and clarity, puts these truths on the table and stimulates private activity. I will vote for the party that tells these realities to the Spaniards and encourages the private activity, without leaving aside proportional measures to attend people in necessity condition.
There are more issues, but they are in a secondary place. We must all be against corruption. But, please, president, how many times did you ask the president of the andalusian Junta to clarify the issue of ERE? Do not answer me if you’re going to tell me a lie, Doctor Sánchez. I will vote for anyone determined not to see a speck in another’s eye instead of the beam in one’s own.
There are so many other topics that we could talk about! But, with the previous ones, there is enough for the reader to guess who will I vote for.
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