The president of the Liberal Initiative (IL), João Cotrim Figueiredo, said this Monday that Portugal needs an antibiotic against statism and socialism and that IL is the first dose of this antibiotic.
At the end of a lunch with the party’s honor committee, in a restaurant in Lisbon, the liberal ‘pointed his sights’ on the PS, accusing him of going around “stirring up fearful and absolutely unrealistic phantoms” just to make people believe that a The only sensible hypothesis in the country is a devotee in it.
“It has made an appeal for a useful vote and a dramatization and instrumentalization of fear that seems unacceptable to me”, he stressed.
For Cotrim Figueiredo, it is unacceptable that António Costa, secretary general of the PS, will tell people that if the PS does not govern it, it will be a disgrace.
“We are going to say it’s a majority of us, ourselves, to govern the country and we don’t even have the courage, but we already have that all of us tune in with the tuning fork”, reinforced.
If the PS’s strategy is to dramatize and generate fear in people, it proves that it is completely “empty of ideas”, guaranteed.
Therefore, in Cotrim’s opinion, it is time for the PS to say what the people’s vote will do after January with the laws of January 30th.
“Are you [jornalistas] he’s been asking what’s going to happen for weeks and he doesn’t have an answer. Is it true or false”, shot.
In his opinion, António Costa has to say “exactly” what he is going to do in a scenario of not having an absolute majority and in a scenario of not being the most voted party.
This is the time for the PS to propose what it has to propose to the Portuguese and not to be agitating with the 2022 State Budget, which was failed and will not be approved again, underlining that the “gimmick is dead”.
In this way, the president of IL concluded that a single hypothesis is not voted on by the PS, adding that he received messages from socialists with the way in which that party became “a party of jobs and not a party”.