Alberto Núñez Feijóo He traveled this Monday to Barbate, the Cadiz town where two civil guards died on Friday attacked by a drug boat, to attend the minute of silence that was held at City Hall and meet with unions and associations of the Security Forces and Corps. The visit also takes place in the midst of the controversy within the PP due to the information and recent statements by Feijóo himself that suggest that his leadership thoroughly analyzed the amnesty that Junts demanded, since it would not close the door to pardons. -including Carles Puigdemont- if a series of conditions were established, the first being to surrender to Justice.
All these developments in the speech of the popular leadership, six days before the Galician elections and in the midst of strong opposition against the Government of Pedro Sánchez, have completely thrown the party off balance. This Monday there was no management committee or press conference, and Feijóo traveled to Barbate. In the afternoon he will return to Galicia to campaign.
In Cádiz he assured that his party “will work so that what happened is not forgotten” in the field of Gibraltar and, above all, he assured, so that some things change immediately. After speaking with the president of the Board, Juanma Morenoand contrasting the work with unions and organizations, Feijóo announced two proposals: to declare all the municipalities of the Strait an “area of special singularity” and that the “especially serious summaries be transferred to the National Court.”
Regarding the declaration, he assured that this would imply having “all the units that are required, the remuneration benefits that it entails, the human and material resources that it entails” and assuming, therefore, an increase in public spending to the extent that is necessary. “We should not wait months for that, but act immediately.” Regarding the National Court, Feijóo explained that upon seeing the judges who act in all those municipalities, “and who do so with determination,” he testified, and collecting testimonies from Justice professionals, the PP considers that there are many of these cases of drug trafficking. and that also entail investigations at an international level, which must be referred to the National Court.
“In the Court they have means and resources to confront these cases. They are used to working with cases of terrorism, organized crime… And in this case we understand that especially serious cases should be transferred,” Feijóo explained.
“Marlaska cannot continue in the Interior”
After reproaching that the President of the Government has not yet visited the area and criticizing that on the day of mourning he went “to a film festival” (in reference to the Goya Awards, which took place on Saturday night in Valladolid), Feijóo insisted in that after what happened “it is not enough to fail” the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, “which will be disapproved” he confirmed (the PP could do so in the Senate with its absolute majority, in addition to trying to promote it in Congress). “We ask you to leave. And we do it with absolute respect, but we understand that he cannot continue to be Minister of the Interior,” said the popular leader.
“There are already many dark issues. And I’m talking about the Melilla fence, I’m talking about the information that the entourage of ETA prisoners would have accessed… Now an absolute absence of the necessary means to fight against organized crime.” “Tomorrow is Tuesday and there is a Council of Ministers. Marlaska should not be in it,” she concluded.