Yesterday was a truly hilarious day if you are, like me, interested in politics. After months hearing all kinds of rumblings on the Gürthel scandal (a network of enterprises receiving contracts from governments linked to this party upon huge payments from the network), yesterday we expected news: the firing of the local general secretary of the party in Valencia. Yet the local branch of the PP decided to play strange games, and late at night, I really had to laugh, since the covers of today's newspapers were saying all kinds of contradictory things: going from the immediate firing of Ricardo Costa, to statements that he would continue in the same position. Eventually, it seems that the national authorities in the PP threatened to directly fire Costa from the party if he did not leave his position as general secretary, and the branch in Valencia bended: he left his roles, although he continues being part of the party.
Someone in the PP should take notice and realize this kind of surrealist situations are really bad for any party, and more so if they pretend to be taken seriously as alternative to the PSOE for the next government in spain.