Sunday, December 10, 2023

It can’t be my friends

The President of the Government, Marga Prohens, ridiculed the PSOE for possible agreements on the future investiture for the Central Government when, during the plenary session of the Balearic Parliament this Tuesday, they showed the photos of the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont and the elderly Josu Ternera and declared that these “will never” be “your companions”.

This is what the leader of the Executive said following the question of the parliamentary spokesperson of the PSIB, Iago Negueruela, who asked him to know the partners he wants to agree with during the legislature.

In the parliamentary debate, Negueruela criticized that the Government did not count the memorialist associations, with the unions, in matters of tourism; or in associations that fight for the right to housing, while listening only to “promoters, speculators and interests that do not know what they are.”

Prohens replied that he was ready to sit down “with everyone” and indicated that he proposed a health agreement to all parties.

Immediately, he criticized the “alleged moral superiority” with which he considered Negueruela to speak to him and declared that “his colleagues will never be fugitives from justice – while showing a photo of the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont – or a terrorist who justifies the killing of civil guards – while showing a cover with a photo of Josu Ternera -, and they should not be partners with the PSOE if it has any sense of the State left.

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Later, the president of the Parliament, Gabriel Le Senne, gave the floor to Negueruela for references, who pointed out that the display of this photo “is not worthy” and that “he cannot say that his party agrees with the killers, because the PSOE, with many victims, fought against terrorism to end ETA”.

“Now Spain is more plural and freer because there is no terrorism and now you can speak clearly without being afraid of anyone who will kill you and you bring a photo that is not worthy and that alone will mark your term, bring a photo of the band terrorist. ETA, which does not exist thanks to what all democratic governments have done,” he said.

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During this intervention, the Vox representatives left their seats and as they did so, some of them made gestures directed at Negueruela.

Negueruela continued his argument with references to the words of the former President of the Government José María Aznar, who described ETA as the “Basque National Liberation Movement” or the approach of ETA prisoners in the prisons of the Basque Country. “Everyone said that it is understandable to seek a peace process in Euskadi and when others do it it agrees with the terrorists,” he defended and repeated his request to retract Prohens’ words.

“You want to confuse everyone like when you were in the opposition and you were not, you are president of the Government and you brought to this Chamber the photo of a killer from the terrorist group ETA and it is not acceptable,” he commented.

Next, the PP deputy Marga Durán asked again the floor for the president because of “direct references” because Negueruela assured that he made references to the PSOE, “when there was no case”, according to ‘popular’. Le Senne denied it, so he announced a claim on this side, but allowed Prohens to speak to clarify if they wanted to withdraw their statements, even if Durán advanced that “they will not withdraw anything.”

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In his final intervention, Prohens criticized Negueruela for his “threatening tone” and for “pointing his finger at the president of the Government, which he called unworthy.” “I will not allow him to pollute this Parliament every week,” he stressed.

The president also did not indicate whether they would retract their statements and asked Negueruela to “moderate his methods, lower his finger and have a little respect for Parliament.” At that moment, Le Senne retracted his voice and insisted that he would not withdraw the session diary because “he does not consider it mandatory to withdraw them.”

Previously, Prohens began his intervention in the paradox by saying that he was “happy” to understand Negueruela “without a headset”, because the socialist spokesman made one of his interventions in Spanish while the president was doing it in Catalan.

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