Wednesday, July 6

Casado asks all the PP charges to defend that the pardons are unconstitutional despite being false


The leadership of the Popular Party of Pablo Casado has asked all the positions of the conservative formation to defend that the pardons to the prisoners of the you process that the Government will approve this Tuesday are outside the law and the Constitution. They are false arguments, since these pardons conform both to the current regulations on that grace measure, which was approved in 1870, and to the Magna Carta of 1978 itself.

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In the internal argument – slogans that Genoa 13 sends every morning to all the leaders of the PP so that they repeat them in their public appearances – sent this Monday to the charges popular from across the country, to which elDiario.es had access, Casado’s team maintains that the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, “is dismantling the rule of law to remain in power.” According to his theory, with the granting of pardons to the pro-independence leaders condemned by the Supreme Court, the chief executive “is betraying the Spanish by not fulfilling his oath of defense of the Constitution.”

Actually, the Magna Carta It includes an explicit reference to pardons and states that “it is up to the king,” depending on the decision adopted by the Government, “to exercise the right of pardon in accordance with the law, which may not authorize general pardons.” The clemency law now in force It establishes that “the granting of pardons, whatever their type, will be made in a reasoned decree and agreed in the Council of Ministers.” That is to say, what the Government will do this Tuesday is not only fully legal but is endorsed by the Constitution itself.

Casado and his team go further, and maintain that the coalition Executive of the PSOE and United We can all seek a “regime change” to build a kind of authoritarian country in which the role of the opposition is annulled. “Whoever has faced democracy against the law has ended up creating the most terrible regimes in the history of mankind,” they pointed out this Monday.

His argument to justify such an accusation against the Executive – which the PP has repeated on other occasions since the Government was formed, which it has always considered illegitimate – is that “the Government intends to modify the legislation that has been proven effective to fight against the that they attacked the Constitution and that they will repeat again: the reduction of the crime of sedition, the repeal of the Constitutional instruments for the execution of their sentences and allow the referendum of self-determination “.

Sánchez, “suicidal” and “destructive”

This Monday, just a few minutes after Sánchez confirmed that the pardons will be approved in the Council of Ministers this Tuesday, Casado publicly verbalized all these accusations in a harsh speech before the deputies and senators of his party. The PP leader assured that Sánchez has an “extravagant and suicidal agenda” for Spain or that he is “the least reliable and most destructive politician” of democracy.

“The PSOE, Podemos and the nationalists are not trying to make the government they can, they are trying to make the regime they want, a regime without space for an alternative with a crisis induced by the left and the separatists over the political and institutional system itself. The problem with Spain is not that there is a lack of democracy, it is that it negotiates with those who attack democracy. What happens in Catalonia is now used as an alibi for a change of regime. In other words, disloyalty towards the system is raised as an argument against the system and against those who defend it, and not against the unfair, “said Casado.

Sánchez, in his opinion, “is not trying to take advantage of a historic opportunity to fix a national problem,” but rather uses the independence process “caused by the supremacism of his partners and the appeasement of the PSOE to give continuity to his regime change project. “. “And for this, it destroys the foundations of our system of coexistence and disarms the State with several lethal initiatives for the future of Spain,” he lamented. The Government, he added in reference to the pardons, uses “a measure of grace to give a coup de grace to legality, perverting the figure of the pardon to grant it for the first time to those who do not request it, repent and threaten to reoffend.”

For Casado, the pardons will not only provide solutions to Catalonia but will “shield a second you process maintaining the irregular structures of the Generalitat, educational indoctrination and public media propaganda. “Next, he insisted that the pardons suppose” a disrespect for legality “, despite being fully legal.

A plan to end the PP

Everything is due to a plan that, according to the PP leader, actually seeks to end his party. This is an argument that you have used in the past. In December, Casado came to equate himself with the Venezuelan opposition, whose leaders are jailed or have had to go into exile.

Now, the top boss of the popular He believes that the pardons also seek to make the PP disappear, the only guarantor, according to him, not only of the country’s unity but of its own existence. This Monday he explained it with the following words: “The nationalists want Spain and what it represents to cease to exist. Sánchez wants the PP and what we represent to cease to exist. The nationalists need Sánchez so that Spain ceases to exist, and Sánchez it needs the nationalists so that the PP ceases to exist. That is the pact of trap pardons. Period. For this reason, that the PP remains in place and that it wins the next elections is essential for the historical continuity of Spain. ”

Despite the harshness of his messages, Casado made no mention in his speech of the offensive that launched his own party three weeks ago, which is traced to the one activated by the PP in 2006 against the Statute and that, unlike that one, has already been exhausted because it has not achieved the objectives sought by Genoa 13. The leader of the popular He did not even mention the collection of signatures launched by his management last day 1 and that he has punctured by obtaining only 300,000 rubrics in two weeks, 500,000 less than those achieved in 2006 against the Statute in just seven days.

This Monday, despite knowing the exact date of the approval of the pardons, Casado also did not make an express appeal to the public to mobilize in the streets against those pardons. There was no mention of concentrations and demonstrations a week after the fiasco of the Plaza de Colón protest in which there were fewer attendees than in other right-wing calls and which was hegemonized by Vox, leaving the PP leader himself relegated to a In the background –he did not even approach the center of the square–, being booed by some of the protesters and being overshadowed, also, by the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, who was cheered by the public.

No mention of offense

There were also no allusions to the appeals before the courts announced by the PP against pardons, after two traditionally related sectors, such as businessmen and the Catholic Church, came out last week to support pardons for the prisoners of the you process leaving completely alone the leader of the popular in what was to be his star strategy to bring down the Government of Sánchez. Nor to the initiatives presented by the party in regional parliaments and in Congress in order to expose alleged internal discrepancies in the PSOE on pardons. The motions in the different communities were rejected without fissures by the socialists of each territory, and the Lower House last week overthrew a non-law proposal of the PP against these grace measures, for the ‘no’ of the parties in the Government and Your partners.

Sources of the National Directorate of popular consulted by this newspaper argue that this Monday was a “political speech of depth” and that for that reason no mention was made of the resources and other initiatives of their particular offensive. But some leaders of the PP already acknowledge privately that the battle against pardons is not going quite well for them and less so in the face of the Catalan electorate, where Casado’s party was relegated last February as a practically residual force, with only three of 135 seats in the Parliament.

Genoa 13 insists, in any case, that Casado delivered a “firm and forceful State speech” on Monday. “The PP is on the side of the Spanish, in defense of the equality of all and concord within the framework of the Constitution,” they conclude at the party’s headquarters, without mentioning that it is the same Magna Carta that recognizes the possibility to grant pardons.

On the afternoon of this Tuesday the PP launched a campaign on networks against Sánchez under the hashtag # SánchezNoCatalunyaSí to, by pulling the newspaper archive, highlight the contradictions of the Chief Executive between what he said in the past against the pardons and the decision of this Tuesday.





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