Spain is currently receiving a lot of pressure so that it asks for a bailout. But the president of Spain does not ask for it. So, he is accused of been too proud to ask for help.
Well, I think that what he is doing is not so bad: Spain is responsible of its critical problems and Spain has to solve its critical problem.
What is wrong for that? I think it would be worse if Rajoy said: OK, we did the things in a wrong way but now we ask for help and that’s all.
I think he is not acting like this because he is too proud but because he, like me, thinks that one has to be responsible of its own acts.
Maybe Mariano Rajoy is wrong in not accepting help but nobody gives helps for nothing!! Europe offers help to Greece but at what price?
I only know that I prefer to be poor but to live with my own money than to be at the orders of Berlin.
The only thing I would ask Mariano is to be sincere with the Spaniards and tell us which is the plan!
Tomorrow is a very important day for Spain. Bonds are going to be sold. Will it be possible to sell them. And at what price?
Some centuries ago Spanish accepted that the French troops entered Spain to fight Portugal that was an ally of England. In the end, the French troops invaded us and we had to fight a war against them!
If Spain accepts money from Europe something similar may happen. We will be ruled from outside (and in Catalonia we know the meaning of this! We are ruled from Madrid and is awful!)
I say alll this because from outside it may seem that we are just too proud. And it is not just so. We love to have the sense we are free!
If Spain accepts a bailout it is as if Germany had invaded Spain! It is true that the Germans are wise enough not to force us to learn German but they would force to do whatever they ask us. While we should remain silent and not even mention the word BAILOUT.
In any case, if I had to choose between living in a Golden German cage or in a die of hunger next to the Mediterranean pines I prefer the last.
Each country has an image of itself. And that image makes that you can or cannot ask for help. Spain cannot ask for help because EVERYBODY IN SPAIN LOVES TO BE THE MASTER OF ITS DESTINY.
And it is this that unites all people in Spain! Even in Catalonia an intervention from Brussels is suspicious. A lot of people in Catalonia do not like to be ruled from Madrid but for the same reason we do not want to be ruled from Brussels. And the same happens in Madrid.
In any case if Brussels rules Berlin to accept eurobonds I am the first to forget all I say and be the first to be accept direct rule from Brussels. I do not have any problem about Brussels ruling Spain IF IT ALSO RULES BERLIN.
IF BRUSSELS REALLY RULED EUROPE THEN I WOULD ACCEPT THE AUSTERITY TO SPAIN BECAUSE I KNOW THAT AT THE SAME TIME BRUSSELS WOULD FIGHT FOR THE EURO STABILITY BY JUST ACCEPTING EUROBONDS.
While Germany rules Brussels I support Mariano Rajoy not asking help from Brussels. In this sense, I feel more British than ever! In the sense of neither not trusting Brussels.
- Spain PM insists on sticking to austerity measures (kansascity.com)
- Europe Fears Bailout of Spain Would Strain Its Resources (nytimes.com)