The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, has spoken this Saturday about the Pegasus espionage case from an electoral act in Girona and, aware of the weight of his party in governance, has warned: “Don’t put us to the test”.
Aragonès has gone to the capital of Girona together with the Minister of Agriculture, Teresa Jordanto present Quim Ayats as the candidate of his party, ERC, for mayor of this city, and he has taken the opportunity to launch that message.
“If someone thinks that by dismissing the director of the CNI -in reference to Paz Esteban- they will try to turn the page on this case with this smokescreen, they are absolutely wrong”, he pointed out.
“That they don’t put us to the test, when they have put us to the test they have seen what has happened”, underlined the Catalan president, who has assured that rights and freedoms are “in danger” and that they have “in front of a State that does not respect them and systematically violates them”.
For Pere Aragonès, the espionage case is the “most unjustifiable, most serious and scandalous in recent decades” and now awaits “the greatest intoxication in recent months”, because “they will try to justify the unjustifiable and will invent what they have to invent”.
The situation he has described is that of a “State that, for defending self-determination, amnesty, with all democratic conviction, from the institutions and citizen mobilization”, considers them “a threat.”
Pere Aragonès understands that, instead of “feeling proud” of this position, he should feel “ashamed to consider that democracy is a threat”.
His last warning: “We will defend the freedom of Catalonia even if they spy on us, force us into exile and imprison us.”
“The PSOE sins of arrogance”
The ERC spokesman in Congress, Gabriel Rufian, has also ruled on the Pegasus case this Saturday and considers that sometimes the PSOE “is arrogant and unconscious”, reproaches it for sometimes only doing “mathematics” and not “politics”, and emphasizes that when it limits itself to adding votes to get your laws out, your group is never in the equation. On the way to overcome the crisis opened by the Pegasus case, he admits that “it would be very good” to bring together the dialogue table on Catalonia.
In this sense, he hopes that the announced meeting between the presidentPedro Sánchez, and Aragonès, in which the former can give explanations to the latter and also points out that bringing the dialogue table together “with an agenda” would be positive to get the situation off the ground.
This is how Rufián exposes it in an interview with the program National Radio Parliamentcollected by Europa Press, in which it insists that the Government must assume “responsibilities” for political espionage, but first, to know who should do it, you have to know what has happened.
Faced with the Government’s determination to say that it will continue with its roadmap to exhaust the legislature, Rufián admits that the “Sánchez gene” is “strong” and that its capacity for “resistance” has been demonstrated.
“But many times, especially now, the PSOE is guilty of a certain arrogance and unconsciousness in many cases,” he slipped, warning that “for a long time not only has it been tensing” the relationship with them, but also with other parliamentary partners and even with United We Can. “Their alternative in all this that exists is the PP; if they want to agree with the PP, nothing happens, but let them say so because this also has a cost for them and their voters,” he stressed.