The president of the PSD, Rui Rio, said this Sunday that the covid-19 pandemic “cannot excuse everything” and accused the Government of opting for the “way of ease and irresponsibility” in internal security and education.

“The pandemic cannot excuse everything. The pandemic is not an explanation for the Government’s easing and growing irresponsibility.” said Rui Rio at the presentation of Cancela Moura’s candidacy for Vila Nova de Gaia City Council, which took place this afternoon at Alameda do Senhor da Pedra.

The leader of the PSD stressed that, in terms of internal security, the Government “goes for ease and irresponsibility”, as an example of the contempt in Reguengos de Monsaraz.

On Friday night, contempt on an esplanade in Reguengos de Monsaraz resulted in three injuries, two of them light, victims of being run over by a man who later abandoned the vehicle involved, said sources from the GNR and firefighters. The GNR also clarified that an investigation process will be initiated to determine any disciplinary responsibility regarding the performance of the Guard’s military.

We witnessed in Reguengos de Monsaraz a scene of brawling in front of the full passivity of the authorities. That’s not how the future is built. Thus, chaos is built”, stated.

In terms of internal security, Rui Rio also criticized the minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita, regarding the Liga Portu festivities, considering that this was “huge irresponsibility”.

“It is extremely irresponsible to know now that you have authorized [ministro] the celebrations of the national championship in Lisbon in the way they happened. What the Government itself criticizes, after all, was authorized by that same Government”, stressed Rui Rio.

And he added, “they are irresponsible after irresponsibility.”

The PSD leader also criticized the Government regarding education policies, for having “pressured schools to pass students even if they don’t know” and eliminated curriculum goals.

“I know that all students like to pass the grade more than fail, but all of us, what we really like is to give our children a future and this future is only given if they learn at school and, only pass the grade, knowing,” he said.

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