OPINION

At the mercy of insinuation

Until recently, the country was held hostage by an illegal recording of personal moments that were stored on a DVD. Now it is hostage to innuendo and illegally acquired recordings of telephone conversations. Political life cannot be dependent on the threats hurled by certain journalists nor on illegal phone tappings. Anyone in possession of evidence of illegal activities has a duty to hand that evidence in to justice, and justice in turn has a duty to investigate their reliability and legality. The country must stop being at the mercy of this soap opera, a prisoner of insinuations that more is to come in the next episode. Someone must step up to protect the country’s political institutions from deputies who blatantly ignore their party and Parliament and choose instead to make their statements on television panels, as well as from journalists who go around blackmailing and threatening whomever they chose, using whatever means they have available.