The PP promotes a ruling that sees the amnesty as a "mortal blow" to the autonomous State

The PP offensive against the Government in the Senate continues.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
03 April 2024 Wednesday 16:27
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The PP promotes a ruling that sees the amnesty as a "mortal blow" to the autonomous State

The PP offensive against the Government in the Senate continues. This Thursday the joint commission of the Constitutional and Justice commissions met to set its processing calendar, which will coincide with and condition the Catalan election campaign on May 12. And, furthermore, the presentation that evaluates the autonomous impact of the amnesty, which has received the opinion proposed by the PP, very critical of the law, after which it sees the scaffolding of the autonomous State as a whole in danger.

The opinion can receive the individual votes of the opposing speakers until next April 8, when the general commission of the Autonomous Communities votes on it, but the majority of the PP, in any case, will carry out a devastating text against the Amnesty law which has been sent from Congress, which describes what happened in September and October 2017, the peak moment of the independence process, as an "insurrection of the public powers" of Catalonia and denounces that the processing of the norm has been "fraudulent" and its content is "unconstitutional."

The text of the proposal of the popular parliamentary group affects the aspects that Alberto Núñez Feijóo's party has been explaining during this complex legislature to justify its absolute rejection of an amnesty for those accused for their participation in the process, which, according to the PP , is a form of "political corruption", since it has been accepted by the PSOE to obtain the seven votes of Junts in the investiture of Pedro Sánchez as President of the Government.

Likewise, the report on the autonomous content of the Amnesty law recalls that the Senate has already expressed its doubts about the constitutionality of the bill sent from Congress, which contains "procedural defects" to which the Upper House has reacted with an unprecedented institutional conflict in which it urges the Lower House to withdraw the norm, given that it intends to forget that in 2017 there was a "coup d'état (civil)" with which it was intended to replace "illegitimate" one legal system by another.

The PP proposal recalls that the Senate, precisely, which, in application of its constitutional powers as a territorial chamber, was the scenario in which, according to what is established in article 155 of the Magna Carta, the mechanism was deployed to stop the "insurrection" in 2017, when the Upper House authorized the central government, then chaired by the popular Mariano Rajoy, but with the acquiescence of the PSOE, to intervene in the community "in defense of its own autonomy, kidnapped by the separatists" .

"From a political point of view, the seriousness of the law - regardless of its manifest unconstitutionality and arbitrariness - lies in the fact that it produces a delegitimization of the State as a whole, also as an autonomous State, and specifically of the Senate as a chamber of territorial representation, of the provinces and of the autonomous communities", concludes the PP proposal, which states that "the amnesty would mean a "mortal blow" for the State.

This is so, explains the text, which cites Constitutional Law professor Manuel Aragón as an authority, because "if the law that repressed him was unjust, then the secession process was fair." And for all the reasons stated, developed over 24 pages, the PP closes its proposal with a warning: "We are facing the greatest attack against the principle of legal certainty that has occurred in Spain since the approval of the Constitution of 1978".