Faced with an alarming rise in electricity rates in the last week, Santiago, who is also a deputy spokesperson for the Unidas Podemos group, described the idea of launching a public company in this strategic sector as ‘excellent news.’
This was the reaction of the politician to the idea in favor of creating a public electricity company proposed by the third vice president and minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera.
‘We are facing a reasoned and feasible proposal, which we from the Izquierda Unida have been proposing for several decades and that Unidas Podemos also publicly defended and exposed in an argued manner during this stage of the coalition government,’ he declared.
He went on to state that ‘Beyond authorship, not a minute more can be lost in doing what has been a reality for decades in a large part of the countries around us, long before even that useless competition broke out in Spain to see who privatized faster and better.’
Santiago mentioned the cases of companies, the Italian Enel or the French EDF, which are mostly public ‘and no one tears their clothes over there.’
‘Here in Spain we have to face the prejudices, intoxications and lies of the right wing and of the business environment to which it answers, while using the rise of (electricity rates) only for their benefit and without caring about the problems that they cause to most of the people’, he said.