The candidate for the mayor of Barcelona and former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has assured this Friday that the Government "will have no other solution" than to apply Article 155 of the Constitution in Catalonia if the Catalan institutions "do not work".
"Nobody wants the 155, we all want the institutions to work and the Estatut to work, I think Torra with his speeches and his attitude seems to want it, if the institution does not work, the Government of Madrid will have no other solution," he assured. Valls in declarations to Onda Cero, collected by Europa Press.
However, when asked if he already saw motivations to apply the 155, Valls has been cautious: "I am cautious when entering this debate, but I understand all those who do not accept the current situation."
AFEA TO BORRELL HIS WORDS ABOUT THE SEPARATIST PRISONERS
Likewise, Valls has criticized that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, said in an interview that he preferred that the imprisoned independentistas not be in preventive detention. In his opinion, a minister must be scrupulous with the separation of powers and not comment on judicial decisions.
In his opinion, a minister "should not comment on judicial proceedings" and has assured that in today's Europe the separation of powers is at risk. "Justice in Spain is independent and a politician can not comment on the action of justice has to respect the separation of powers, I am not going to comment," he stressed.
A few weeks ago, the Foreign Minister said that "personally" he would prefer that the imprisoned pro-independence politicians, who will be tried for sedition and rebellion, were "conditionally free", because he believes that "there are other ways of ensuring that they do not flee." URGES COLAU TO DENOUNCE TO GISPERT
On the other hand, has censored the words of the president of the Parlament Nuria De Gispert who branded as "inept and ignorant" the leader of Citizens, Inés Arrimadas, and invited her to leave Catalonia. For Valls it is about "serious", "racist" and "supremacist" expressions and has urged that they be denounced from all spheres of public life.
"It would be necessary for all parties, intellectuals and the media to clearly state that this phrase is unbearable," he pointed out and pointed directly to the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, to denounce it "forcefully."