É um belo, completo e obrigatório texto, que explica, entre outras coisas, como funciona a elite em Portugal, por que mente o Governo quando diz que os contribuintes não vão pagar o BES e quem são as pessoas que sempre escudaram Salgado, a começar por Durão Barroso.
"Portugal being a small country, it has a family-based and incestuous ruling elite to which Salgado belongs under the branch of the Espíritos Santos. One of the favorite pastimes of this elite is a form of deadpan humour where they make public declarations blatantly disregarding reality and blaming the Portuguese workers for all the problems of their own making.
Many figures of national and international politics have close ties to the bank. Durão Barroso, everyone’s favorite former European Commission buffon, was a BES consultant before he became Prime Minister. Other figures include a former Minister of Economy and Innovation; a former Minister of Public Works and current president of EDP, the electricity company; a former Minister of Interior Administration; a former Minister of Economy; parliamentarians, among others. These figures belong mostly to the Socialist and the Social-Democrat parties, the power duopoly that alternates in power, keeping up the farce of capitalist democracy while implementing similar policies. The bank thus has a firm foothold in the “centrão” (big center)."