The leader of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, holds the Government of the crisis in Ceuta due to the “chaos” and the international “disloyalty” of the Executive, but this Thursday he has once again assured that he is willing to be “loyal” to the Moncloa guidelines in the face of the migration problem, although, for this, he has placed a complex condition on top of the table: that Pedro Sánchez breaks his coalition government and expels from it the third vice president, Yolanda Díaz, and all the ministers of United We Can.
Sánchez, to Casado: “Spain is suffering a challenge from Morocco and we want to know which side the opposition is on”
“If Sánchez wants to make things clear, that today he breaks the agreements in the 40 municipalities in which he governs with Junts, which is asking that Ceuta and Melilla stop being Spanish, and that today he breaks his Government agreement with Podemos, who is the one who has produced this diplomatic crisis “, assured Casado during his visit to the Ceuta stand at the International Tourism Fair, Fitur, which is taking place this week in Madrid.
What the PP leader maintains is that United We can have “hinted” that Ceuta and Melilla “are not Spanish cities.” That is why he has asked Sánchez the following question: “Who is he with, with the loyal opposition that demands firmness and responsibility or with his partners who suggest that Ceuta and Melilla are not Spanish?”
In Casado’s opinion, “the diplomatic crisis that we are suffering in Ceuta is caused by Morocco, but the responsibility of the Spanish Government is not to have avoided it.” “We had been saying for a month that this was going to happen. It has been the chronicle of an announced crisis,” he has settled. Thus, although it has offered its support to the Executive in this crisis, it has considered that the main opposition party “cannot stop saying what can be improved because then they would be unfair with the interests of the Spanish.”
For the leader of the PP a “loyal opposition is not a silent opposition”, and that is why he has insisted that “those responsible for this crisis with Morocco are not in the opposition but in the Government” for “not having prevented an affront” that the PP “firmly rejects”. Married, in addition, he has wanted to value his own experience in international politics to settle: “I know Morocco very well, I know the United States very well and I know very well how to do things with Morocco and the United States.”
The controversial meetings of the leader of the PP
The same Pablo Casado as on Wednesday, during the session of control to the Government in the Congress, required the Government to defend the Spanish “sovereignty” of the border town with harsh criticism of the Executive, which it blamed exclusively for the crisis in Ceuta, met just a week ago –Last Tuesday, May 11– with Nizar Baraka. He is the secretary general of Istiqlal, the ultra-nationalist Moroccan party that most fervently claims the annexation of Ceuta and Melilla to Morocco.
The formation, the third in number of votes in the last elections of the neighboring country and which held the Presidency of the country between 2007 and 2011 in the hands of Abbas el Fassi, is associated with the European People’s Party despite the fact that in recent decades he has claimed On numerous occasions the “liberation” of the autonomous cities, has denounced the Spanish “occupation” of both and has defended their integration in Morocco. It is one of the oldest parties in the African country, which maintains a forceful nationalist discourse, and in December highlighted the “strong attachment to the Moroccan style of Ceuta and Melilla” in the Moroccan Congress, “which must take place within the framework of a sincere and responsible dialogue and in the right circumstances.”