Margarita Robles, paying attention to Georg Lichtenberg's old aphorism, thought that the best refuge from desert storms is still a grave, so the CNI director resigned with the same naturalness as someone who changes the office carpet. This is how it was said that Paz Esteban had not been dismissed but replaced. In reality, she was unable to justify the change, but clarified that the new appointment to the post was a woman of her confidence, as she was acting as head of her cabinet.
The storm has abated and Robles is trying to be a grave, although he would like to be much more explicit, as he did a week ago, when he was dispatched against the pro-independence movement. Lichtenberg was a wise man, no doubt. The minister complied with what Moncloa had asked of her and at no point did she think of giving the president a pulse. He has unconditionally supported Pedro Sánchez from day one, no matter how hard it was for Esteban to stop. But he understood the reasons and, above all, did not discuss them. Like the Roman generals in the decisive moments, someone must have whispered in his ear: remember that you are mortal. And despite being the most valued member of the Council of Ministers and respected even by the right-wing opposition, it conformed to the script.
Sanchez has valued Robles' loyalty, so in his speech to Congress yesterday he gave more explanations about the cessation, focusing on the serious security flaw in the communications of the Executive, which have allowed the president's mobile phones , the Minister of Defense and the head of the Interior were spied on. When Cuca Gamarra rectified it by saying that he wants to hide that he has handed Esteban's head over to the pro-independence activists for spying on them and that his government represents the degradation of politics, Sánchez replied angrily that the PP is a disgrace. from the right and called them mangantes, which by definition is not very formal and too rude. It is possible that the president will be overwhelmed by having to face a double opposition: that of the PP, which does not lower its tone in Congress, and that of Podemos, which raises its voice in the Council of Ministers.