A new Monday. A new agora. Pablo Iglesias, Carmen Calvo and José Manuel García-Margallo once again star in Cadena SER’s great debate on current affairs. On this occasion, topics as broad as the words of the Madrid Minister of Justice Enrique López about the judiciary, the internal life of the parties on account of the statements of Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo in Hour 25 and the passage of Anne Hidalgo will be discussed. to preside over France. This and much more in ‘El Ágora de Hora 25’, directed by Aimar Bretos.
The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez has assured tonight on the Newscast 2 of TVE which maintains its commitment that the electricity bill in 2021 does not exceed that of 2018. Regarding the energy issue, Sánchez has advocated betting on renewable energy, shielding the social shield and reducing some taxes, including an expansion of the VAT discount and reduction from 5.1% to 0.5% the Special Tax on Electricity.
Carmen Calvo: “The Government has finally decided to touch the necessary pieces to regulate the price of electricity (…) There are companies that have too many benefits and have to contribute to it”
Pablo Iglesias: “I want people to remember what we said a week ago and what we say now, it is good that the Government makes this decision, I think this reveals that the culture of the coalition works”
García-Margallo: “We knew since last winter that gas was going to rise, so that we are now with these unknowns generates doubts. Last Monday we all agreed that European legislation says what it says, which is that prices are set by the law of supply and demand “
The dialogue table with the Generalitat
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, will meet just before the dialogue table between the two governments does, to set the objectives and methodology of the meeting. This has been indicated by the Office of the President in a statement, after Sánchez has announced on TVE that he will attend the meeting of the dialogue table that is expected to be held on Wednesday in Barcelona.
Carmen Calvo: “Behind the idea of a strong government lies the idea that the issue of Catalonia must be managed harshly (…) The United Kingdom has a problem similar to ours, Germany has ‘lander’ that rise up with an incredible force, the problem is that the PP has to resolve this issue and resolve it thoroughly. It has to accept the national diversity of Spain “
García-Margallo: “We are discussing the right to secession of a part of the State, that is, if a part of the territory can determine itself before it. I cannot conceive of that.”
Pablo Iglesias: “Among the examples of comparative law, the United Kingdom allowed the Scots to vote (…) The political forces that gave stability to this legislature have to provide a state solution. No one will like the federal solution, neither to United We Can, nor to the PP nor to the PSOE “
Carmen Calvo: “The Spanish autonomic model has been a bilateral meeting of all, with each government in turn (…) The autonomic model has to be converted into a federal model, the federal state is a single state, but there may be different territories “
García-Margallo: “The red lines are very simple: respect the unity of Spain, territorial integrity and not asymmetric federalism”
Pablo Iglesias: “We have a party system with many problems of understanding, the PP has to assume who its allies are and who is not. The old consensuses no longer exist. When there is a force that would be decisive in a right-wing government that defends the Francoism is a problem “