Margarita Robles, heeding the old aphorism of Georg Lichtenberg, thought that the best shelter against desert storms is still a tomb, so she dismissed the director of the CNI with the same naturalness as someone who changes the carpet in her office. Thus it is understood that he said that Paz Esteban had not been dismissed but replaced. In reality, she was unable to justify the change, although she clarified that the new appointment to the position was a woman she trusted, since she was serving as her chief of staff.
Sánchez has valued the loyalty of Robles, so in his speech yesterday in Congress he gave more explanations about the dismissal, focused on the serious security flaw in the Government's communications, which has allowed the cell phones of the president, the minister of Defense and the head of the Interior were spied on. When Cuca Gamarra corrected him by saying that he wants to hide that he has given Esteban's head to the independentistas for having spied on them and that his government represents the degradation of politics, Sánchez furiously replied that the PP is the disgrace of the right and called them hooligans, which as a definition is little protocol and too coarse. It is possible that the president is 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 own in the Council of Ministers.