Dan Hannan and Owen Jones are both wrong on Portugal
Chris Hanretty

As a Portuguese I can vouch for the integrity of your text,t is the absolute truth. I don’t lke Mr. Silva or the comunist party, but he dd what was expected. One thing he did wrong was to suggest to the MPs of the opposition to disobey their party voting directions and let the new gov pass. This set the country on fire. The other was to make comments diabolizing the extreme left, he exceeded the competences of a President. Also, people are fully aware that the virtual cohalition of the left will not hold up for long, so there was too much noise for little.