The former president of the Government of the Nation, Mariano Rajoy, has opted this Friday in Marbella for “an income pact” to face the current crisis economy marked by inflation and the rise in energy costs and supplies, as well as advocating “the control of public debt” and a “european foreign security and defense policy”.

This has been expressed by the former president, who has come to Marbella to present his book ‘Politics for Adults’ at the Don Pepe Gran Meliá hotel together with the mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, in which he reflects on the national political scene with aspects such as “the defense of liberal democracy”, of “the Monarchy and King Juan Carlos” or the rejection of “populism”.

During his speech, Rajoy assessed the current political and economic situation in Spain, pointing out that “the most important problem” in recent years is the “lack of consensus” of the Government of the Nation, made up of PSOE and United We Can, which he has called “Frankenstein”. At this point, the former president of the Executive has alluded to a “income pact” to face the economic crisisdeclaring that this “has to be paid by everyone and everyone must collaborate”, including “that of the private and the public”.

Regarding the increase in public debt, Rajoy stressed that it will also generate “very serious problems”, since the Government does not explain “what the money is being spent on, Apart from subsidizing with 400 or 200 euros I don’t know who in the classic and populist style of many Ibero-American countries”, for which he proposes a “control” of it, as well as he has pointed to “make reforms and not counter-reforms” to “improve the welfare of the people”.

Another of the formulas proposed by the former president is to create “European foreign and defense policy a point in which he has shown that the war in Ukraine “has served for all of us to find out that our safety was not guaranteed and that there were no military threats was a hoax”.

For this reason, he advocated “a European foreign and security policy”, besides adding that “collaboration with NATO and the US should be strengthened to guarantee our security and our defense”, to which he has added that “we need energy autonomy”, since “we cannot live on gas or oil from the Russians or from others”.

“I think they are making a mistake here. I am betting on renewables, but you have to eliminate the previous sources of energy when you already have it fixed with renewables, and that is not the case in Spain. Close of cut or capon or closing the nukes is a mistakeand so what happens happens”, declared Mariano Rajoy, who imposed the so-called ‘sun tax’ during his mandate in Moncloa.

Rajoy has assessed that “this crisis is different from the one of 2012 because the productive fabric is not as deteriorated as when we came to the government, the banks are not bankrupt, as they were then; the real estate market is not bankrupt, there are not 6,000 million unemployed, there is not a total blockage of credit and Europe does not demand, as it demanded of us, to lower the deficit and not increase the debt”.

Thus, he has indicated that his “bets for the future” go through “strengthening the Rule of Law, the great consensus on the great general issues, the well-being of the people, which is what they want; and a common sense European policy”.

In the presentation of his book, Mariano Rajoy has reported that the work talks about the “infantilization” of politicsemphasizing that “politicians must act like adults” and that “ripening and sanity” are “the healthiest” for this sphere of public life.

“I see drifts that are not good for coexistence and for Spain”, the former president has justified the creation of the book, as well as that “it entertains me, amuses me and forces me to write”. In it, he makes a “defense of liberal democracy”, remarking that “there is nothing better to organize” it.

Also, it has dedicated a space to “populism”, highlighting what in his words are “common characteristics” such as “who speaks of caste or distinguishes between rich and poor” and “pokes at everyone who seems to be doing well in life”; being what he calls an “Adam” in his book, as “the one who comes new to politics and thinks that everything that has been done before his advent to the world is nonsense”, criticizes “bipartisanship” or “those of the famous good policy”.

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