The leader of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, this Wednesday avoided contradicting or correcting historical revisionism on the Civil War and the dictatorship Franco’s political training has been added in recent days. Nor has he shown his rejection of the controversial words of former UCD minister Ignacio Camuñas that, on Monday, at a round table organized by the PP and which was chaired by Casado himself, he assured that the uprising of the Francoist military against the democracy of the Second Republic “was not a coup d’etat” and that the Civil War was responsibility of the republican government.
Vox’s yoke marks Casado’s agenda
During his speech before the National Board of the PP – the highest body between congresses -, which took place at the Parador de Gredos (Ávila) coinciding with the third anniversary of his triumph in the primaries, Casado has limited himself to criticizing once plus the Historical Memory laws –the last one, approved yesterday by the Government–, ensuring that “no one should dig up old wounds.” “Not even unstitching the forgiveness that our parents and grandparents sealed, and less for an irresponsible interest in dividing society to polarize electorally,” he has settled.
Although this morning both the PP spokesman in the Senate, Javier Maroto, and the Deputy Secretary of Communication, Pablo Montesinos, have explicitly condemned the Franco regime, in its drift towards that historical revisionism typical of the extreme right, Casado has not done the same during his intervention before the party.
For weeks, the leader of the popular already publicly equates Francoism with the democracy of the Second Republic, avoids questioning those who deny that in 1936 the rebel soldiers staged a coup d’état and have promised that, if they ever arrive in Moncloa, will repeal all laws of Memory, a decision not even raised by his own party in the recent past, when Mariano Rajoy ruled the country with an absolute majority.
Maintaining the turn to the right that began precisely today three years ago, when he won the XIX National Congress of the PP, Casado has accused the Government of “rapprochement of prisoners” of ETA or of “collusion with banana dictatorships.” In his opinion, the President of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, “agreed to be the figurehead on the pirate ship of the anti-politics, a ship in which nationalism was at the helm and to which Podemos was inflating the sails. But now it is a ship a ghost adrift, waiting for the next electoral storm that will destroy it. ”
More thick words against the Government
“The grace measures for those who gave a coup d’etat or the prison benefits to ETA murderers are the sample of the worst political and moral degradation,” he has sentenced, before denouncing that the Government “of Sánchez and Iglesias” was constituted ” with Otegi, Junqueras and Puigdemont “. “Today, our public debate is exhausted in knowing if the Government of Spain acts or not within the law, to discover almost always that it does not,” he insisted.
“They put Parliament between the sword of forced alarm, of which we always warn, and the wall of health devastation, against which we always act. We came out of that blackmail as soon as it was responsible to do so, offering a legal plan B that it has rejected until today inexplicably. It is not only that he has failed, it is that he has preferred to fail by himself rather than hitting the PP. This is called sectarianism, and the consequence is paid by all citizens, “Casado added, alluding to Pedro Sánchez .
In his opinion, “while the Spanish lost rights, Sánchez and his partners won them.” “His Frankenstein agenda not only progressed in the middle of the crisis but also accelerated in the exceptionality and in the abolition of controls towards his desired change of regime due to constitutional mutation. (…) This new old government is the same error with others. faces, other puppets in the hands of the Waterloo and Ladoners. ” For Sánchez, points out Casado, “the rule of law is always an obstacle, whether in Madrid, in Barcelona, in Vitoria, in Ceuta, in Brussels, in Caracas or in Havana.” In short, the president “is not to be trusted by anyone.”
“No country in Europe wastes its time trying to preserve the rule of law from the damage caused by its own government. With the submission to those who want to break Spain and the systematic attack on the powers of the State,” he pointed out.
“Sánchez is already past, although he doesn’t know it”
For all these reasons, the leader of the PP has considered that “in the face of this institutional and territorial devastation and this economic, social and health ruin due to negligent management”, the “importance” of the PP “increases.” “It has never been so true to say that the future of Spain passes through the Popular Party. Sánchez is already the past, although he still does not know it. If he does not realize it, stop embezzling with the CIS and ask the Spaniards in the polls and they will clarify it. We are going to win, yes, I am convinced, but we are also going to suffer because Spain needs the most ambitious reform agenda in our history and because we have the firm will to carry it forward urgently, “he concluded.
Casado added that when he won the primaries in 2018, that of the popular was the third political force in Spain according to the polls “and today it is already the first” because it has “united the whole party”, it has “consolidated” its territorial power and has “recovered the hegemony of the electoral space of the center right.” “It has not been easy, nor has it been made easy for us, but we have managed to once again be the hope for the future for Spain. The Spanish are making it clear that for them the real choice has never been between new or old politics, it has always been between good and bad politics ”