The Socialist Party has rejected this Thursday a motion presented by the Popular Party in which it is required to Pedro Sanchez that the Minister of Consumption ceases, Alberto Garzon, for its attack on the meat sector.
“I feel that national issues are being debated in the regional Parliament”, has reproached the PSOE deputy, Fernando Mora, who has come to demand the disapproval of Paco Núñez, president of the PP of Castilla-La Mancha.
«You always have to respect institutions and people. We will not use the majority to do shows, “the Government spokeswoman, Blanca Fernández, had already advanced.
The PSOE has gone on to attack the PP, despite the fact that the president of Castilla-La Mancha himself, the socialist Emiliano García-Page, has been one of the most critical of Garzón. “When the devil has nothing to do, he kills flies with his tail,” he criticized, demanding that the Minister of Consumption rectify it because “it is wise.” “I give my opinion, you can not harm such an important and especially unfounded sector, it seems to me common sense,” he added.
The socialists try to disassociate themselves from the dust because of Garzón’s statements in the British newspaper The Guardian, in which he assured that Spain exports meat of “poor quality from abused animals.”
Sánchez has avoided supporting the minister and has claimed to regret the controversy “very much”. “Beyond the statements, the Government expresses itself in the Official State Gazette, in the policies it implements and in the agreements it reaches with the agricultural sector,” he said a few days ago.
However, his position coincides with that of the head of Consumption. In its Spain 2050 Plan, advocates reducing meat consumption – “between two and five times higher than recommended” – and goes so far as to link it with pandemics. It even endorses a Greenpeace report in which it is asserted that the meat production model in Spain is “a danger to public health.”