The PSOE’s strong support for Fernando Grande-Marlasca and the state security forces and corps, despite a scathing report by the ombudsman contradicting the interior ministry’s version of what happened at the Melilla fence last June, when dozens of migrants died. . The situation is increasingly delicate for the Socialists and the Minister of Internal Affairs, who is cornered by the opposition and also the allies of the government; But the socialist leadership is trying to ignore the controversy.
“With the greatest respect that we give to any institution, I can say that this government is going to work with maximum transparency, with maximum diligence, and we are going to respect the deadlines and see what the prosecution has to hand over.” We, because it is the one responsible for studying this case,” PSOE spokesman Pilar Alegría answered at a press conference in Ferraz.
“With everything that happened in those weeks at the fences of Melilla, they know that we have provided access from the beginning, by acting transparently from the government and the interior, to all the information and documentation that we have,” Alegria added. Although Angel Gabilondo’s text admits that there is about an hour and a half of non-existent footage from the helicopter and none of the videos contain sound.
Despite these difficulties, the Ombudsman concludes that the Civil Guard was aware of the “risk situation” in which the migrants found themselves, that they were “accumulated” and, in some cases, “crushed”.
Pedro Sánchez himself gave his full support to Marlasca after the initial findings of the Gabilondo-led institution became known. “He is a great minister of the interior who fulfills and fulfills his duties in strict compliance with the law,” Sánchez said ten days ago.
Sources in the socialist leadership claim that this support for state security forces and bodies will be maintained over time. “We intend to continue to protect him,” these sources said.
The Home Office expressed discomfort with the Ombudsman’s report and expressed “surprise that a letter was circulated last week prior to the detailed and detailed allegations made by the Department last week, showing the extremes, e.g. That the ombudsman had from the beginning all the pictures of the available facts, that all rejections at the border were carried out in accordance with the applicable legislation, or that the Civil Guard did not neglect the duty of assistance”. “The fact of the distribution of the letter, which neither contains nor includes any detailed explanations and accusations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, creates a clear state of insecurity,” Marlaska’s department notes.
On the other hand, the PSOE and the government leave the door open to address the crime of embezzlement in the process of reforming the penal code, which helped eliminate the crime of sedition and replace it with aggravated public disorder. “The commitment of this government, this party, has been transferred to the text of the draft law. It was a modification of the crime of sedition and its standardization. From there, a working period opens in the Congress, where each political group can present the changes it deems appropriate,” said Alegria. “We will study it as we will with any change presented by the groups,” the Minister of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Democratic Memory said in an interview on Cadena SER’s Hoy por Hoy.
What the PSOE has benefited from is the attack on Isabel Díaz Ayuso because of her health. “When 200,000 people take to the streets of this city to demonstrate and demand public health protection, that there are doctors and health care, they should respond with humility,” said Alegria, who regretted that the response to this week’s rally was “insults.” But he also points higher when he points to the “silence” of Alberto Núñez Feijoo. “It is time to ask what the health care model is that he is advocating.” What kind of health care are you protecting for your country?” asked the Socialist spokesman, Pilar Alegria.
“They see that things are not being done well, fix them, listen to people and give solutions. Mrs. Ayuso should be busy with this,” continued the minister, who recalled that Madrid’s society is the one with the highest per capita income and the one that invests the least in primary health care or public education per student. “These are real issues that affect the daily lives of the people of Madrid and they should keep the president of the community busy.” We see that he is more and more aware of insulting the president of the Spanish government, more aware of national politics and keeping Feijo’s job than thinking about the problems that affect the lives of the people of Madrid every day. The basis “, ended.
Source: El Diario