Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo believes that the term ‘Catalan constitutionalism’ with which the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, appeals to recover “cordiality” in the community is “a gallegada”. The PP deputy affirms in an interview in El Español that his life “has changed relatively little” since Feijóo became president of the Popular Party and that he has not spoken to the previous occupant of the position, Pablo Casado, since his departure.
In the interview, Álvarez de Toledo admits that he would like to go back to “defending the principles of the PP from the rostrum of Congress”, something for which, he assures, he has a “huge vocation” and that he has let Feijóo know in a “cordial and pleasant” conversation in which they also spoke about Catalonia. “I explained to him how I think a strong, vibrant, constitutionalist politics should be carried out there. It is something that has not been put into practice in forty years”, he has defended.
2023 will bring municipal, regional and general elections. The polls place Feijóo as the winner in December 2023 but it may not be enough to govern alone. Regarding this, Álvarez de Toledo, in favor of the PP not being “simply an anti-Sánchez vote”, but rather voting for the party “for its ideas”, values joining Vox: “If there were a possible majority with Vox to unseat Sánchez, of course!” says the policy, for which the Prime Minister is “the greatest evil in Spain” and “is degrading democracy to very painful levels”.
Asked about the idea that Vox is a nationalist party while she refuses to agree with nationalists, Álvarez de Toledo defends that “the current government agrees with coup plotters, separatists and philo-terrorists” and that “they are destroying institutions” something that, he assures, it does not do Vox.
Regarding the statements of Isabel Díaz Ayuso in which she supported that 16 and 17-year-old girls interrupt their pregnancy without parental consent —while in the PP it is defended that they need prior consent—, she has agreed. “It seemed to me to be of great common sense”, Álvarez de Toledo has said about it, admitting that for her this is “a philosophical debate” and adds that “she is in favor of abortion within certain time limits”. “Parents cannot force a daughter to have a son. And neither to not have it”.
Regarding the blocking of the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary, the PP deputy says that she “does not participate in the politicization of Justice” and accuses Sánchez of “making maneuvers to submit the Judiciary to his political designs.”
When the queen of England died last Thursday, Álvarez de Toledo was also asked about the monarchy, something that he defines, also that of Spain, as “the pinnacle of constitutional order.” On the scandals of Juan Carlos I, he adds that he “contributed decisively to bring democracy and has done nothing to destroy it.” “Those who have done it have been the nationalists and the separatists on the left hand side,” he concludes.