All a vice president of Government,Pablo Iglesias, has criticized the decision of the High Court of Justice of Madrid to condemn a representative of Podemos in the regional Assembly for having influenced, according to what I read in the press, on criminal types classified as attacks on authority, minor injuries and damages. The reason for their censorship, it is indicated, is that there are “very powerful corrupts[que]they go unpunished thanks to their privileges and contacts, while those who protest for a challenge are sentenced
The meeting between the Prime Minister, Pedro Snchez, and the head of the opposition, Pablo Casado, held on Monday morning by videoconference has paid off.
Snchez has accepted the PP’s proposal to convert its reconstruction table into a newly created parliamentary committee to achieve that thepopularagree to participate. Moncloa assures that the chief executive “what matters is the contents” and that he considers the idea of a commission to rebuild Spain economically and socially “positive”.
The draft on its operation that the Executive has put on the table foresees that it will meet already tomorrow, but now, with this change in format, everything must be negotiated. A government spokeswoman and Finance Minister, Mara Jess Montero, has assured in an appearance this afternoon that it will be Congress who determines it, both the operating formula and the work schedule. Montero has asked that the first meeting be held “as soon as possible”.
Although the proceedings of the meeting between Snchez and Casado did not invite to think of a rapprochement, both due to the null dialogue between the two and the doubts of the PP about the proposal, finally there has been a rapprochement to negotiate the necessary measures to raise the country after the coronavirus crisis.
The PP affirms that if it accepts to participate it is because its request that it be a parliamentary committee has been heard. Gnova sources indicate that “we ask for commission, neither a table nor a Pact of La Moncloa”. “The PP put his shoulder to the Parliament, which is where it should be”, they add.
In a press conference after the meeting, Casado said that creating a commission is the most appropriate, since “the commissions vote initiative by initiative.”
Married: “Some alleged pacts without a paper”
“The parliamentary system regulates all that. There will be agreements and there will be disagreements, and we will have to go measure by measure, and not mutualise errors and negotiate a government program deferred,” which is, in his opinion, what Snchez wanted.
“If he has already decided on his Government partners, and that Government is so united … he cannot pretend that we sit at an extra-parliamentary table in which the majority of the members are from that Government and try to reach an agreement leading to approve the Budgets “, has been the exgesis of the head of the opposition, who has added one more criticism to the format proposed by Snchez:” We have been talking about two or three alleged pacts without a paper.
The PP wants that this commission “can also be opened to the social agents and the experts”. “And that the proposals can be approved or raised to the plenary, and that there be parliamentary effectiveness, not just proposals,” added Casado.
In his opinion, in that commission it will be “essential” to propose a general lowering of taxes – “either there is flexibility or we will not get out of the crisis” – and “shock plans for commerce, tourism, industry and the export sector”.
“We have already made our state pact”, has defended the PP president. “Because we have supported the state of alarm with the most drastic measures of our democracy,” he explained. And it is something “that not all the oppositions of the countries around us have maintained,” he stressed.
But it has made three “demands to approve the extension” of the state of alarm. The first, “guarantee urgent medical supplies, and massive tests.” The second, a package of extraordinary measures to support the self-employed, SMEs and workers affected by ERTEs. The third, “that the transparency portal be restored” and that the “neutrality” of TVE and the State Security Corps be guaranteed.
The Moncloa documentation
The documentation prepared by Moncloa indicates that Snchez will preside over the first meeting and those that he later deems appropriate, and the same will happen with the four executive vice presidents, whose participation is left open.
Being the first vice president, Carmen Calvo, who will coordinate the work and direct the meetings in Snchez’s absence. All political formations will be represented at the table, but in a proportion according to their parliamentary representation: the PSOE may have up to seven deputies; the PP, six; Vox, five; We can, four; ERC, three; JxCat and PNV, two; and the rest of the forces, one.
Although initially Vox, together with the CUP, had been excluded, with this new commission format those of Santiago Abascal are willing to join.
Four working groups
The Government proposes that there be four different working groups. One on economic reactivation, recovery of the activity and situation of the most affected sectors, but it can also include education, science or research or “any other subject agreed”.
A second on the welfare state, social policies and care systems. A third on sanitation, public health and preparing for future pandemics. And a room on Europe, solidarity and unity of action.
The initial idea is for each group to have a minister acting as coordinator and an assistant coordinator chosen from among its members by agreement. Each group will agree on a work plan compatible with the general planning and there will be some final conclusions.
The calendar proposed by Moncloa is that these meetings take place throughout the month of May and that theJune 1is the deadline to submit an opinion to the general table. During June all the measures will be debated and the first fortnight of July is the date scheduled to sign the “inter-institutional” agreement, since in parallel it will also be negotiated with the autonomous communities and the municipalities.
In fact, Snchez continue to convene theregional presidents conferenceto receive their contributions and to arbitrate the agreements that are adopted. In parallel, meetings with employers and unions will also be held. Everything that derives from the social dialogue can be added to the table for economic and social reconstruction.
With the agreement between the Prime Minister and Casado, to turn the table into a parliamentary committee, this whole scheme is now up in the air. Everything is open to the considerations of the parliamentary groups.
Vox leaves its assistance in the air
The change in the format of the forum and its transfer to Congress somehow opens the door to Vox’s participation, however, the party’s official position is right now to completely leave its attendance at said commission completely on the air, reportslvaro Carvajal.
It is true that Vox participates “in principle” in all the parliamentary committees that are created in the Chamber, but this time you want to wait before speaking, because you want to study first what type of commission you want to form and with what specific objectives. On whether or not their participation depends, stress official sources.
“The commissions are not created by Moncloa, they are created by Parliament, there will have to be a debate on the creation of the commission. We will see what the meaning of our vote is, depending on what it intends,” they say. And if it is created, “we’ll see if we participate”.
That is, of doing so, the position to be defended is the demand for the resignation of Pedro Snchez and Pablo Iglesias, and the configuration of a government of “national emergency”.
Abascal: “Dialogue in Congress”
In a previous press conference, Santiago Abascal had delimited any possibility of dialogue with Snchez for it to take place in Parliament. “We are going to continue to refuse a dialogue with this government outside of democratic institutions or outside of Congress,” he said.
“It must take place not through telephone conversations, conferences or bilateral meetings with all kinds of interlocutors, but must take place in the Congress of Deputies, which is where the politicians speak so that a political dialogue can be established.” Only there Vox maintains the dialogue with the Executive, “from the commissions and from the speakers’ gallery.”
The announcement of theMinimum Life Incomeonce again, the tension within the government has increased. The struggle to champion the initiative, the battle for the story, shows how the seams of the coalition suffer. The emergence of Pablo Iglesias to put pressure on its start-up and unseat Jos Luis Escriv as the driving force has rekindled the clashes.
Only one conversation, one more, between Pedro Snchez and Iglesias, the content of which was not communicated to the rest of the Council of Ministers, templ mom
The second vice president of Social Rights, Pablo Iglesias, has managed to divide the Government by exhibiting power and forcing the president, Pedro Snchez, to change the schedule provided by his economic team to implement the callMinimum Life Income.
This is an extraordinary benefit for a million households in extreme poverty and that has caused such internal division over the application deadlines, that Moncloa finally had to intervene with an unusual statement in which it settled the issue and qualified its own minister spokesperson , Mara Jess Montero.
Both she and the Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, Jos Luis Escriv, resisted throughout this Thursday to confirm the agreement announced by Iglesias that this minimum income would be finally released in May, but the Moncloa statement closed all confusion.
This Minimum Life Income (IMV) has caused a shower of different messages from the Government itself and the bilateral agreement between Iglesias and Snchez outside the Council of Ministers has weakened the credibility of Montero, as a spokesman, and of Escriv, as a minister.
The amount of collateral damage caused by the appearance of churches on the scene can be summarized in the unusual sequence of events of the last week.
The PSOE and Podemos had agreed in their pact in December to create the IMV, but the initial plan of Minister Escriv, with the support of the third vice president, Nadia Calvio, and Montero, was to raise it throughout the legislature, given its high impact in the public deficit, and with the intention of designing it well to avoid the usual risk of the benefit not reaching those who really need it.
However, Iglesias demanded, at the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, that it be accelerated so as not to give the signal that guarantees be granted to companies before aid to the poor, consistent with their rhetoric in the mtines.
The most that Escriv could get started is to overtake him around the month of July, which seemed a lot to expect. Therefore, on Thursday, April 9, he began to propose a minimum temporary economic income from his department, distributing 500 euros a month to people in poverty.
He did so without passing through undersecretaries or the Delegate Commission for Economic Affairs. I even discussed it with group presidents of theIbexhowAna BotnorJos Mara lvarez Palleterather than with the CEOE president,Antonio Garamendi. His initiative provoked a harsh statement from the employers against the Government for “manipulation”.
Iglesias had not only caused irritation in the bosses, also within the Government itself. The spokesperson minister described the Churches’ proposal as mere “working documents”, making it clear that there would be nothing until she presented something Escriv to the Council of Ministers. Skid of the leader of Podemos, who was apparently unaffected.
Iglesias did not comply and generated the expectation of taking his proposal to the Council of Ministers the following day, which would have been unusual since he had not gone through any previous instance of the Government. Escriv himself assured in an interview inThe countrythat, despite “well-intentioned” proposals, he continued at his own pace with no other horizon than to propose a permanent and not a temporary IMV.
Sources from his ministry confirmed to this newspaper that nothing will go to the Council of Ministers at the moment. There was a technical reason: the same work of data collection that implied the permanent income prepared by Escriv would be necessary for the storm of Iglesias. There was no time.
The Council of Ministers and Escriv began, in fact, it did not present the IMV. He related to the Government the complexity of its preparation, which required data from the Tax Agency that it still lacked. The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzn, and Iglesias himself wanted to open debate, but Snchez preferred not to continue that point in the meeting and called on the leader of Podemos to speak it alone.
At the subsequent press conference, Montero tore up Iglesias’s proposal, stressing that it was not a topic for “improvisations.” I hammered that the only “competent” minister in this project was Escriv and that it would still have to wait “a few months” for his elevation to the Government.
Snchez and Iglesias exhibited a good relationship in the Parliament control session in the morning; and, in the afternoon, Escriv appears in the Congress of Deputies without saying, like Montero, that there were “months” left to the IMV. Mention “few weeks”. Soon after, the Iglesias ministry unveiled an agreement by the Podemos leader with Snchez to correct Montero and consist of Escriv’s permanent minimum income to be released in May.
It was unusual for Iglesias to be more accurate in the media than the Social Security minister was for the deputies. The Ministry of Churches also announced that the vice president and Escriv himself would announce the project with that calendar the following day. Something that the Minister of Inclusion had not mentioned before the deputies.
The waste chain started early. At 09.00, Escriv unveiled at theChain Serwho had learned from the press that he should present the project together with Iglesias this Thursday. He did not rule it out, but pointed out that there were “some fringes” left, in contrast to the Leader of Podemos version. In addition, he resisted blessing the May date and only spoke of “weeks”.
Later, I attended theTable of Social Dialogueand, at the insistence of the union leaders – who demanded the acceleration of Iglesias – Escriv resisted committing to a date, although consulted assistants understood that he would have the IMV by the end of May.
On the same morning, Iglesias assuredThe sixththat his agreement with Snchez was a fact and that Escriv would have the IMV ready in May in coordination with him. But 15:30 arrived and Montero maintained resistance, like Escriv, to abide by the calendar of Churches.
The spokeswoman nuanced the vice president and said that “the intention” was to present the IMV “approximately in May”. And he was referring only to “the presentation”, thus opening the door for it not to start until later.
Iglesias then asked that Moncloa settle all confusion and, in a new pirouette, the Presidency of the Government agreed with the leader of Podemos and qualified Montero. According to its statement, “the Government will launch in May a Minimum Vital Income from which more than a million households will benefit.”
The minister spokesperson stressed, with reason, that what is already definitively ruled out is the minimum transitional rent raised by Iglesias, which has to wait until May, but politically, it has exhibited power and divided the government.
Montero urges Casado to a meeting with Snchez “as soon as possible” to constitute this forum of parties starting next week
Little concretion today at the beginning of the contacts between the president of thegovernment, Pedro Snchez, and the parliamentary spokesmen after their proposal for a great national agreement to confront the economic and social crisis that the coronavirus is leaving behind. Snchez proposes the creation of aTable for Social and Economic Reconstructionof all parties, to begin work next week.
After meeting by videoconference with Podemos, JxCat, Comproms, Ms Pas, Ciudadanos and BNG, all, with the exception of the latter, have transmitted their willingness to participate, as explained in an appearance inMoncloathe spokesperson for the Executive and Finance Minister, Mara Jess Montero. The BNG has yet to move its final position throughout the day.
This Table, which will start to move whenSpainis still immersed in the battle to stop infections and prevent more deaths, with citizens confined to their homes, she would debate issues such as the relaunch of economic sectors, what incentives should be applied to each sector, what policies to articulate to mitigate the consequences social of the pandemic and “no one left behind”, the revitalization of the welfare state and the strengthening of health and education, said the minister.
However, as the leader of Cs, Ins Arrimadas, has denounced, Snchez has not communicated any proposals or a specific methodology regarding the table he wants to open.
With the confirmed absence of Vox and the CUP, Montero has once again called on the PP to keep the appointment with Snchez “as soon as possible” and that the Reconstruction Table can begin work next week. The minister thanked the collaboration shown by all the formations with whom the president has spoken today and in doing so has also launched a criticism of the PP. These parties “are aware that Spain is in an urgent situation” and that they must “put the country’s interests before their partisan interests,” he said.
In parallel to the party table, the government will open an “institutional dialogue” with the autonomous communities and with the municipalities through theSpanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces(FEMP) and the social dialogue will be revitalized, with employers and unions, so that they also make their contributions. Let this be, the Executive spokeswoman has indicated, “a great movement of the country.”
The final decision of the PP is pending; that, with many doubts about Snchez’s true intentions and the suspicion that he intends to share responsibilities for the management of this health crisis and its effects, he could close an appointment next week. The Government maintains pressure onpopularand Montero has asked today that it be “as soon as possible”. Yesterday Moncloa proposed the option of Saturday.
This idea of unity, of national reconstruction, has been proposed by the Executive as newMoncloa Pacts. This afternoon Snchez spoke with PNV spokesman Aitor Esteban, who asked that the Mesa prioritize “economic recovery and maintenance of employment.” He must dedicate himself to that, he stressed, and not “to substitute or absorb autonomic competences”. With these premises it has confirmed that Basque nationalism participate.
The fear that a recentralization will move forward has also been expressed by JxCat spokeswoman Laura Borrs, who has assured that her party wants to “face a state crisis” like the current one with “the highest level of competence.” In fact, thepresidentof theGeneralitatQuim Torra has already advanced that they will raise self-determination in this forum.
Comproms MP Joan Baldov has asked Snchez to shield public health, undertake a reform of the tax system to make it more progressive and rethink the tourist and industrial model.
Casado asks Tezanos to appear in Congress and narrows the negotiation with Snchez: “It is very good that we talk about pacts in the medium term, that’s what Parliament is for.”
The PP believes that the president of the CIS, Jos Flix Tezanos, “should already have resigned”, after having truffled his latest sociological barometer of questions that benefit the government of the party to which he belongs, the PSOE.
In addition, the CIS in April contained another question that has angered the main opposition party “Do you think that at the moment it would be necessary to prohibit the dissemination of hoaxes and misleading and unsubstantiated information by the networks and the social media, referring all information about the pandemic to official sources, or do you think that total freedom must be maintained for the dissemination of news and information? “
The PP answers him with a “defense of freedom of information”. “Pedro Snchez takes advantage of this state of alarm to annul the transparency portal and uses the CIS to predispose the Spaniards in favor of gagging the media,” said the Deputy Secretary for Communication of the PP, Pablo Montesinos. “It is an intolerable attack on freedom of information that we will not consent to. We will take all necessary measures in the face of possible censorship,” sources added.popular.
It should be noted that the formulation of this question by the CIS collides with article 20 of the Constitution, which recognizes the right to freedom of information, specifically, to “express and freely disseminate thoughts, ideas and opinions through the word, the written or any other means of reproduction. ” And that it establishes that the “exercise of these rights cannot be restricted by means of any type of prior censorship”.
The PP’s Deputy Secretary for Social Policy,Cuca Gamarra, added in Antena 3 that the CIS is an “instrument that has been put at the service of Snchez and his ambition for power, solely and exclusively”. “It is the use of the instruments of the State at the service of a political project and that in Spain is frankly reprehensible.”
In fact, the spokesperson for the popular in Congress, Cayetana Alvarez de Toledo, has asked Tezanos to appear in both the Constitutional and Democratic Quality Commission in the Lower House, so that the “faithful militant” Tezanos “explains with detail “in Congress his” particular commitment to a Ministry of Truth “and to convert the CIS into the” Sanchista Information Committee “.
Pacts of La Moncloa
On the other hand,popularThey have returned to be suspicious today of the offer of Pactos de La Moncloa that the President of the Government has made. The head of the opposition, Pablo Casado, has argued that his party is open to reaching economic agreements, but if it involves leaving Podemos aside, as EL MUNDO has advanced today.
“It is very good that we talk about pacts in the medium term and that is what Parliament is for and that is why we are the political representatives, to agree, to negotiate, to debate, to agree on all the issues that matter to Spanish citizens. But I think that urgent and what is important are urgent shock plans to alleviate the number of infections, avoid more deaths and also avoid the economic damage to unemployed in closings of companies of this pandemic, “he summarized, in a visit to the temporary hospital of Ifema, along with the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Daz Ayuso.
The PP is thrown back, especially by the Pablo Iglesias contest. “In any pact that is to end the health crisis, we will be in favor. If it is to maintain the economic model of Podemos, no,” Teodoro Garca Egea, secretary general of the PP, synthesized in two interviews on 7 TV, in Murcia, and Telemadrid.
“At the moment Snchez dedicates more time to Pablo Iglesias than to the PP,” lamented Casado’s number two. “Whenever Snchez has called us, we have come,” he confirmed. “Let Snchez call Casado, who has his phone,” he has stopped.
Spain faces its worst crisis in decades and most political parties are focused on the fight against the coronavirus. But from Podemos and Izquierda Unida, which share the Government with the PSOE, they are not willing to let this dramatic situation prevent them from further eroding the Crown at the moment when they perceive it as most weakened. “They think they have bitten prey and they don’t want to let it go,” explains someone close to the dome.dwelling.
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I was wishing I was wrong. I was wishing that from insidePedro Snchezthe pandemic would remove an unsuspected bit ofAdolfo Surez. And that on that little piece, for lack of greater stature, it could be built not some Pacts of La Moncloa, which are only the rhetorical indication thatIvn Redondohas changedThe west wingbyTell me, but at least a shared bill, an emergency legislation that better prepares Spain to survive the economic devastation it is about to experience.
But a crazy dog is not a loving bear nor can it be. Everything that Snchez has accomplished in his political life he owes to sectarianism. Resignation rather than abstaining fromRajoy, submission before magnanimity with Susanism, genuflection beforeTorrarather than breaking the sanitary cord on the right, the embrace of neo-communism before the approach to the center. And in these came the Covid-19. And I thought that where virtue did not drive him, the worst national tragedy since the Civil War could push him. And I sat down to watch the debate with a cloud of hope. As well. I know that 50,000 dead and seven million unemployed will not be enough to change Snchez either. Considering the intervention of that nephite in readings and professor in hatred of whichJavier Fernndezso justifiably ashamed today, we can already conclude that not only will we go to hell, but during the debacle all the energies of the Government will be concentrated on crushing the opposition. The scorpion only wants to bite the frog that fords the river, although we all sink.
“What do you want from us?”Marriedafter announcing his affirmative vote, his face marked by the recent shrapnel ofLastra. I explain it to you, Pablo: he wants his contempt to make support impossible for you to run to point out you as the culprits of the sinking as soon as you withdraw it. He wants the blocks to remain inclusive, because the meaning of his stupid career depends on the enduring noise and fury, the propaganda of the good and the bad, the comfort zone of your trench and mine. Why demonstrate intelligenceEdmundo Balholding out a hand that you don’t want to shake. Because a guy like Snchez only beats being forgiven. If the PP dispensed with the rear-view mirror in which the beard ofAbascal, will leave Snchez without arguments suffocating him with love. Although I understand the disgust.
The passion that we celebrate today will not last a week but months or years. It did not start in 2020 but the day we took the institutions for granted and declared respect for the adversary superfluous. We are exactly where our rulers have brought us, from the vengeful revisionism ofShoemakeruntil the cagataza cegata deRajoy. In this solar we can and his best plagiarist was crowned king of the civil war. He has not yet known how to make budgets but has removedFrankfrom his grave, today we know that out of envy. Its end will be inevitable, but by no means noble.
Espaoles: Calvary awaits you. And you don’t see the day of resurrection coming.
The popular believe that it is better to reach specific state agreements than to try some Pacts of La Moncloa in which Pablo Iglesias is, who defends “antithetical” positions.
The Popular Party believes that “truth is the first hygienic measure to fight the virus.” This has been summarized by the ‘popular’ spokesperson in Congress, Cayetana lvarez de Toledo, her position on the photograph of the morgue of the Ice Palace, revealed today by EL MUNDO, and on the gap between reality and the official figures of those killed by the coronavirus.
“A nation must count its dead well to be able to dismiss them well and to establish an adequate strategy of confinement and take good care of the living. And that is why we need figures,” added Alvarez de Toledo in RNE. Along the same lines, Pablo Casado lamented that “Spain registers almost a fifth of world victims and is the country with the most deaths per million inhabitants.”
It must be remembered that the PP has requested in Congress an audit of the real number of deaths from coronavirus, since the Superior Court of Justice of Castilla-La Mancha reported a gap between the official figure and the number of deaths with symptoms, which that other autonomies have confirmed to this newspaper.
In the opinion of the ‘popular’, “very powerful indications are accumulating that the official data on deaths from coronavirus do not correspond to the real data, and that gap is terrible and needs to be clarified immediately,” since “Spain is not a democracy under construction, much less a democracy in the process of destruction, as some would like. “
Alvarez de Toledo has once again congratulated himself that “the democratic pressure of the PP has managed to stop the authoritarian drift of the Government” and that there is “control of the Government” again, and has insisted that it is not possible to reach a Pact in La Moncloa if We can still in the Executive.
“Podemos is not the Communist Party of the 1970s; Pablo Iglesias is not Santiago Carrillo. Pablo Iglesias’ project is antithetical to the Pacts of Moncloa and to the construction of the constitutional system of ’78,” he said, reiterating the argument of the Faes Foundation, chaired by Jos Mara Aznar. “Churches, and in part Mr. Snchez too, are tempted to forge a new majority around a much more radical idea of the left as a way out of the crisis,” he added.
Teodoro Garca Egea, secretary general of the PP, has criticized on TVE that Snchez talks about pacts, but “neither talks with Casado, nor with the Spanish companies that do tests, nor with the self-employed, he only talks with Pablo Iglesias.” Regarding the proposal to reissue the Moncloa Pacts, he recalled that for a year and a half Pablo Casado has offered him eleven State pacts to which Pedro Snchez has not yet responded. And he asked instead for “a mask deal.”
And it has made a defense of the management of the popular leaders. In his opinion, the autonomous presidents of the PP took action before the government. “The first leader who told Snchez to promote the state of alarm was Alfonso Fernndez Maueco; the first to confine part of the population was Fernando Lpez Miras; the first to suspend classes at schools and universities was Isabel Daz Ayuso; the first to do quick tests, Alberto Nez Feijoo and the first to start donating respirators to other autonomous communities, Juan Manuel Moreno, “he said.