The PP sees in United We Can, and by extension in the Government, an attempt to place the popular outside some consensus that was not discussed, at least not until Vox arrived, the only party that denies the existence of violence against woman. For this reason, on 25-N, when the fight against this macho scourge is celebrated, the PP, as every year, has made a manifesto reaffirming its commitment to this battle, making it clear that they are not going to consent to being placed were of this agreement and therefore of this fight, among other things, because the State Pact against Gender Violence, signed in 2017, was drawn up under a PP government, and the only party that did not approve it was Podemos.
This was underlined by the president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, who on the way to Ceuta stopped in Malaga to attend the delivery of the "Junt@s" awards that the PP of Malaga awards every year to people who have stood out for their fight against gender violence, among them, this year, the dean judge of Malaga, a whole warned the minister Irene Montero, who called the judges macho, for the application they are making of the Le Ley del sí es sí.
But what the PP is not willing to do is have to say yes to everything that is said from the Government, when it is never taken into account and never listened to. For this reason, she considers that condemning the insults uttered by Vox against the Minister of Equality does not mean not being able to criticize the actions of the minister, who in her opinion tries to establish herself as the only one who defends women. For this reason, the president of the PP said yesterday, in Malaga, that "women are not defended with empty slogans, but with well-made laws", and asked the Government to "stop thinking about electoral interests and think about the women, seek consensus and pay attention to common sense feminism, which condemns insults to a woman, to all, but which also sees the dire consequences of a badly made law".
Feijóo, despite the fact that the Minister of Equality considers that those who say that the Law of Yes is wrong, is due to its macho attitude against women, maintains that the law was a mistake for not paying attention to the experts, and accusing the judges who apply it of sexism, another, since, he said, "judges have the obligation to apply the law."
For the president of the PP, although the intention of the Yes Law is if it were not to lower the sentences for some sexual offenders, the reality is that this circumstance occurred, and what cannot be done is "be obstinate so as not to recognize that He's made a mistake." His conclusion is that "the government was wrong and its partners were wrong, and the error must be corrected." Because this 25N has "less things to celebrate" than the previous ones, Feijóo stressed, because "from the legal point of view a step back has been taken", because in the elaboration of the law "trying to obtain political gain from a matter that has to be a matter of state", and in his opinion "we have acted with arrogance, but the woman is more unprotected".
What Feijóo asks is that the law be changed so that the penalties for those who are benefiting from the Yes Yes Law are the same as before. To this end he extends his hand, because if progress has been made so far in the fight against gender violence "it has been because we did it together." "No one is superfluous in the fight against gender violence," said Núñez Feijóo. "We are all necessary."
But Feijóo not only holds the Minister of Equality responsible for the errors of the Yes is Yes Law, but above all the President of the Government, because the problem with this law, he said, is that Sánchez "approved it with the same inertia with the one that approves other laws that its partners impose, and preferred to satisfy those who govern with it, rather than see if the law had blunders like those that have been seen".
Along the same lines, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, described as "inconceivable that the incompetence of a bad government could overshadow the exemplary work of an entire society for more than 25 years in support and help to women in their fight for equality."
Like many other parties, the PP released a manifesto on Friday in support of the international day for the elimination of violence against women, in which it expressed "our unanimous rejection of this violence and our firm commitment, as a political organization, to continue working tirelessly until it is eradicated", and for this reason he also calls for a change in the law: "It is necessary to rectify this serious error to recover the previous legislation and protect women and return to consensus on the matter that has been exemplary throughout of the last quarter of a century".
Feijóo received 25-N, the day of the fight against gender violence, asking Sánchez, on Twitter, to rectify and modify the Law of Yes is yes. "If Sánchez does not rectify the erratic Law of the only Yes is Yes, you have my word that I will do it, he said."