Hours after the first face to face with Pedro Sánchez, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, expressed his conviction that "if on Sunday there are elections, Sánchez loses them" and congratulated himself for his "nervousness with the polls". But he also affirmed that "as there is still a year to go before the elections, we have to work until then". And in this line, he made a new proposal: what is collected with the future tax on energy companies should go "directly to lower the bill of households," he said in an interview on the program Espejo Público.
The energy plan that the PP is going to present to the Government this week includes a measure in this sense. Feijóo advanced that it is a bonus for families and SMEs that reduce their electricity consumption. However, PP sources added more details to this newspaper: what will be proposed is a direct reduction in the electricity bill by the companies, depending on the savings in gross energy consumption. And this compensation would then be returned by the Ministry of Finance to the energy companies. In other words, it would be a subsidy similar to that of gasoline, but with the difference that it would be applied a posteriori and based on the year-on-year comparison of each consumer.
For example, if a user consumed 400 kilowatt hours in September 2021 and drops to 200 in September 2022, he would get a hefty bonus. What the PP is asking for is for there to be three tranches. The first, up to 7% savings, as revealed in Genoa. Another will be 20%. That is, reducing a little consumption (not cost, since the price is more expensive) and the subsidy would be charged. And Feijóo does not see bad that, if there is a finalist tax, serve to pay this aid, according to other popular sources.
Because, beyond the proposal, it also means that the president of the PP is open to accept somehow a controversial tax on energy, if the purpose of it is not to fatten the public accounts, with which, in his opinion, the coalition government rewards its supporters, but to unburden individuals.
Feijóo reviewed the duel with the President of the Government on Tuesday afternoon in the Senate. He does not doubt who was the winner and refers to the change of roles that occurred during the debate, with the PP making proposals for a pact to the Executive and Sanchez launched an attack on the head of the opposition, during the 47 minutes of reply.
The 'popular' leader summarized the current political situation as doomed to deadlock: "The government prefers Bildu, ERC and Podemos as partners to the PP, and none of them is interested in the PSOE making a pact with the PP, because never have the independentists been so much in charge in Spain". Feijóo also accused the president of the government of authoritarian tics, which would explain, in his opinion, the situation of collapse in the Judiciary. He kept his hand outstretched to negotiate a consensus replacement in the TC.