Benidorm Residents on the Costa Blanca Want Prime Minister to not obtain a 4th extension in congress tomorrow


Expats on Spain’s Costa Blanca are hoping Spain’s Prime Minister fails tomorrow in congress to get a fourth extension voted in.

Tomorrow Sanchez Spain’s Prime Minister goes to congress tomorrow to request a fourth lockdown extension although this time he is facing large opposition.

Expats based in Spain’s Benidorm on the Costa Blanca are hoping that he doesn’t get his wishes and that they can get on with life normally in future.

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“We need to be open and open now, the lockdown is killing the area and finishing off businesses – Sanchez is dragging this out, I’m glad to see the opposition are standing up to him, I hope they defeat him tomorrow and then we can get back to normal quickly rather than this phase nonsense,” said expat and political follower Steven Williams.

Meanwhile accountant Marco Simmons was of the same thought: “This is typically Spanish isn’t it really? We need the holidaymakers back as soon as possible and to prepare for that we need preparation to open and that’s now. I really think he will be defeated in parliament tomorrow when he asks for the fourth extension, asking for a fourth is taking a liberty in my book, he’s not the one suffering like us, he’s starving us of business now and sending good people bust, he needs to follow the lead of Boris Johnson and get Spain back to work.

“He’s made a lot of promises and mistakes, he locked down too late and now he’s extending it too long, we need to get back on our feet, I hope he fails tomorrow and the people hit the streets.”

Resentment certainly seems to be growing amongst expats in the Benidorm region especially and although everybody is not in agreement as Maggie Wilson told the Euro Weekly News:

“I can’t see it not being voted in and everybody needs to think about their safety not about lining their own pockets, Sanchez will get it through, I feel it’s been a lot of political posturing.”


  1. When the virus starts taking hold again if the restrictions are lifted, are those pushing for freedom prepared to take the consequences and pay for all the extra treatment

  2. Residents in Spain’s Costa Blanca DO support the extension of the state of alarm. Naturally those in the hospitality business want a return to normal as soon as possible, but don’t confuse that with what most British expats want. We want safety, and are mostly a long way from being ready to open up everything, as if nothing has happened. We respect the way that the damage has been limited, and urge all parties to take this slowly and go with the science.


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