The Minister of Territorial Policy, Meritxell Batet, has warned that the application of 155 in Catalonia "is not a solution for everything, in fact, it is not a solution at all"But a tool to" avoid serious evils, open space for politics and find solutions ". He believes that what he touches now, therefore, is the space for politics in order to find remedies to "progressively" reduce the scope of the crisis, the fracture and social tension.
Opinions expressed today during the two interpellations that have had the PP and Citizens, the two parties that continuously demand the application of 155 in Catalonia as the only recipe to turn the page to this crisis, while Batet believes that the solution also passes through the concurrence of all political forces.
PP and Citizens, the two parties that continuously demand the application of 155 in Catalonia as the only recipe to turn the page into this crisis
Citizens, through its general secretary, José Manuel Villegas, has reproached him for his inability to "stop the feet" to the independence movement because, in his opinion, they have as a preferred partner the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, and they depend on him.
Criticism also against the minister for having only the separatists and not having spoken with the leader of the opposition, Inés Arrimadas, not once. "That's what has to change," Villegas stressed.
Also the intervention of Batet has been plagued of reproaches to Cs for throwing more fuel on the fire instead of leaning the shoulder to overcome this problem and has insisted that the bet by the dialogue that the Executive has done has not prevented at any moment the application and compliance with the law. Moreover, he assured that since the coming to power of the Socialists the tension has fallen and what has escalated in this time "is not violence but compliance with the constitutional framework."
"You lose the Government and lose the sense of State automatically"
Equally harsh words the minister has had towards the popular spokesperson, Dolors Montserrat, who has been the one who has questioned him about Catalonia and who has called to return to the political "center" and not to try to compete with other "emerging and non-emerging" political forces. -in reference to VOX and Citizens-. Like the orange formation, Montserrat has accused the government of being "kneeling" before the independentistas and the PSOE of having lost "the E of Spain".
Faced with the "radicalism" of the PP and its refusal to dialogue within the Constitution, Batet has warned that if the government can not move forward with the PP, it will do so on its own, because the socialists are already accustomed to the PP " always be late. " "Substitute to the constitutional consensus", has insisted Batet, who has made it clear that the Government of Pedro Sánchez has never abdicated his rights in Catalonia, nor does he have any intention of cutting freedoms, such as expression or press, in the set of Spain.
"Pedro Sánchez was invested as president of Spain thanks to the votes of the enemies of Spain, Torra, Rufián and Otegi"
For the minister, that the PP insinuates the existence of "secret pacts" to accede to the Government, to reform the Constitution or to "break Spain" is "highly indicative of its cynicism" and its "institutional irresponsibility". "You lose the Government and lose the sense of State in an automatic way," he complained.
On the other hand, Montserrat has warned that it is precisely the Government that has broken the constitutional consensus "agreeing with those who break Spain, break the coexistence and break the law". According to the spokesperson of the PP, the policy of "appeasement" initiated by the PSOE Government is based on a "false dialogue". "Pedro Sánchez was invested as president of Spain thanks to the votes of the enemies of Spain, Torra, Rufián and Otegi", denounced Montserrat, who has accused the Executive of being the "lawyers of the coup" in order to remain seated in the Blue bank, in a "weak" and "erratic" attitude.