The grave mistake of the MES deputy minister, in truth, was committing an unforgivable sin for a bureaucrat in her trade: honesty.

‘You will win, but you will not win us over. You will win because you have colossal brute force, but you will not win us over, because to win someone over means to persuade. And to persuade you need something you lack in this fight: reason and right (…)’ Miguel de Unamuno, 1936…