The president of the United We Can parliamentary group in Congress, Jaume Asens, has assured this Monday that the demonstration in Madrid’s Plaza de Colón “was a failure” and recalled that the King Felipe VI “he cannot not sign” the possible pardons to the leaders of the ‘procés’, because he would be skipping the Constitution.
Asens has expressed this way in an interview in RNE after the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, he wondered if the monarch was going to sign the pardons. “The King’s worst enemy is the right wing itself, it is clear that we are in a parliamentary monarchy,” recalled the ‘purple’ leader.
Along these lines, Asens has asserted that Ayuso “has put the King in a very difficult position”, because “if he signs” he will become an “accomplice for many ultras”. “But if he does not sign, he will skip the Constitution and he should abdicate, because it would be the greatest constitutional illegality ever committed,” he added.
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“Ayuso has put the King in a very difficult position. If he signs, for many ultras he will be a traitor, and, if he does not sign, it would be unconstitutional and he should abdicate”
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Thus, and in reference to the concentration of Colón, the UP leader stressed that the organization did not reach “half” the number of attendees who attended the demonstration two years ago that then brought together the leaders of PP, Cs and Vox in Square.
“That 0.05% who demonstrated in Colón do not represent the majority. They have every right to demonstrate, we respect their right to protest just as we all hope they respect our opinion, but yesterday Colón was a failure and all the hoaxes of the right to intoxicate public opinion have not been useful to mobilize citizens, “Asens highlighted.
“Hoaxes” on pardons
Precisely, and to counteract this “avalanche of lies”, Asens has called on the Government to “multiply efforts to dismantle” the hoaxes. “Since repentance is necessary, if there is no pardon, the fact that it is not legal or that it can be appealed,” said the UP spokesman, who has criticized this attempt to “misinform” the public.
But, in addition, the concentration of Columbus goes to his judgment against “what Europe says”, especially after “last week the Human Rights committee of the Council of Europe” said that “independence prisoners should regain freedom “.
“The demonstration goes against the fact that while here the events of October 1 are considered to be extremely serious events, in the rest of Europe they are considered political events without criminal relevance,” said Asens.
Finally, Asens has referred to the opinion of the new leader of Podemos, Ione Belarra, who defended the possibility that the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont could return to Spain.
“I think what he was highlighting is that anomaly to which he was referring, that these people have recovered their immunity and can travel to any country in the world except Spain. We believe that Spain should be part of the world and of the EU. The judges Europeans say different things to Spanish judges “, has settled Asens.