Why does Yolanda Díaz want us home at one in the morning?

Yolanda Díaz loves us Spaniards like Cinderella, at 12 at home. The vice president of the Government said last Monday, with a symbolic red corset all dressed up from Zara, that it does not seem “reasonable” to her that our bars and restaurants are open until one in the morning: “It's crazy,” he declared wildly. Without any sanity, Yes, because the Minister of Labor has struck a nerve when trying to standardize us with the rest of Europe, as if we were a university degree.

As José Manuel Soto sang: “My customs, don't let them touch me.” Because: Do they know in Strasbourg that in Ayamonte in June the sun goes to bed at dawn? Will the Finns even understand that we like pacharán, herbal pomace, a guitar and a stained tablecloth? Will the Lombards envy that in Cádiz people get off the beach at ten or so? Will the Dutch be surprised that after the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabé we go to a Basque steakhouse to get like Kiko? Who from Brussels dares to prevent us from quenching our hangover with a plate of carcamusa at Roberto's, in Toledo, or with a shawarma at Pedro Antonio, in Granada? What will they understand in Escania by dinner, by a good plate of gypsy cabbage at 3 AM or by Tito Ábalos leaning on a roadside whorehouse giving an account of Soberano's blows?

An attack on customs

Peláez, a columnist for “ABC”, maintains that “Yolanda has gone out to Europe, and has taken off her Aldena beret, and now she believes that we have to be Europeans, which she has seen in Norway and Denmark. No, here we are what we are. Furthermore, “if it is an issue of labor rights, it must be seen as such, not as customs and customs, a government cannot interfere with customs and customs.” The Pucelano agrees with Alberto Olmos, from “El Confidencial”, who is of the opinion that “Even for dinner we have to be European. How to choose between having dinner with friends, having a good time, and being European It is a clearly losing election, Yolanda Díaz will only have gotten one more meme in her career. Changing customs by decree is impossible.

“Yolanda Díaz has made a point if she plans to standardize us with Europe by changing our traditions”

The problem with Montano, columnist in “The Objective”, is being told what time she has to go to bed and with whom: “She intends to become the mother of all Spaniards; the mother who tells us when we have to go to bed. She will soon tell us who she is with and who she is not with. And in what position to do it, if we do it. In line with him is Pedro Narváez, deputy director of LA RAZÓN, who has it written that “It will turn out that it is decided when to die or not be born, but not when to leave the restaurant, whether rigid or bent.”

“Díaz has always had a vocation as the governess of a female boarding school and sending the Spaniards to bed whenever she wants is just one more example of this,” says Cristan Campos, head of Opinion at “El Spanish”. Professor Rodríguez Braun, who writes in this house, quotes Hayek to speak of “the fatal arrogance of socialism, who always boasted of monopolizing knowledge»; so “when they talk about 'rationalizing schedules', they never refer to the freedom of ordinary people to rationalize them. No. Never that. “Here those who know are going to rationalize: the powerful from their armchairs.” Campos endorses this and adds, surprised that the “occurrence” is made by “someone who has always lived off the public budget, that is, from the work of others, and who allows herself to pontificate with that authority about a job market that she has never experienced.” in first person”.

«We are willing to go on a pedagogical mission through Europe to teach nap theory»

Emilia Landaluce, journalist from “El Mundo”, declares herself a fan of after-meals, and does not agree with the vice president's words because she does not see where the problem is: “There is an extensive schedule of dinners and lunches in restaurants: Tourists can start dinner at 7 and there are Spaniards who have dinner at 11 after the theater, the opera, or after the Seville fair…” And she is worried that, with the implementation of more shifts, “the beer will cost us 10 euros instead of 2.50.” Hughes (Paco Santas, son of Albacete) goes further: “The proposal is nonsense well aimed at continuing to 'homologize' ourselves with Europe within the broader project of dissolution of Spanishness.” A false debate?

out of reality

And more than one of us are willing to volunteer to be sent on a pedagogical mission to teach the theory and practice of the nap throughout the old continent, before any Protestant bureaucrat or communist with pretentiousness cuts us off even in 5 minutes. “the after-meal head” for the sake of blissful productivity.

«I have had dinner this week in two restaurants and one closed at twelve and another at eleven thirty. Yolanda Díaz's proposal, then, is outside of reality,” says Montano. “It is difficult to believe that Yolanda Díaz seeks with these statements nothing other than to make people talk and appear a little in the newspapers,” says Olmos. And in the same sense, Campos, who refuses to refute the occurrence from an economic or social point of view, since “it is only a trick to recover the media space lost after its catastrophic results in the Galician elections.”

Tanaka's cartoon about Yolanda Díaz's proposalThe reason

On the other hand, Peláez (Magnifico Margarito in the environments) thinks that behind the vice's words “there lies some reason.” «It is not rational that we are watching TV until 1 o'clock. We cannot think that the rest of the world is wrong. “You have to start earlier and finish the day earlier because it is the logical thing to do to reconcile.”

And none of them are right, even Díaz, who from his privileged position in the Government could already intervene so that TVE's star programs, such as “MasterChef”, ended before 2 in the morning. Although it is true that we call prime time what is not: the true prime time in Spain is from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Informativos, “El Hormiguero”, “First Dates” and “El Intermedio”. And as Montano points out, it is increasingly common for restaurants to start picking up at 11:30 p.m. or tell you that if you want something else, at around 10:50 p.m., “we are going to close the kitchen.” But we like to debate so much… that if Yolanda finds out, she's going to ration our arguments: “two per person and one maximum taco.”

Anyway, how could we finish this story of Cinderella's Galician stepmother? Perhaps paraphrasing the classic formulas: «And colorín colorado, it's 1, and this story by decree is over»or: “And they were happy and were going to eat partridges, but since the kitchen was already closed, they had to settle for having a plate of cheese.”