If the Government aspires to have the support of the PP for the Official Secrets Law, it will be complicated. It is not just the content, which is mostly unknown, but, above all, the fact that the Executive has not even wanted to contact the PP so that a law like this is approved by consensus.
And with that feeling that the PP vote is not wanted, the PP leadership is clear about its first rejection, that the powers over the classified documents pass from the Ministry of Defense to the Minister of the Presidency, in what they fear will be a response to "demands of a political nature", denounced at a press conference the financial manager of the PP, Juan Bravo, on duty in Genoa this first week of August.
According to Bravo, this fact is very important, because it is "sensitive information that affects the security of the State", so it cannot be transferred to those who want to put an end to the State, in reference to the independentistas, and especially everything to Bildu, with whom they believe that the Government has already spoken, unlike with the PP.
The importance lies not so much in the fact that the jurisdiction is in the Ministry of the Presidency, instead of defense, as happened with a Rajoy government, but rather that the custody of the classified documents is not in the CNI, which is attached to the Presidency or Defense.
For the PP, after having made the director of the CNI resign, "for doing what she had been asked to do," said Juan Bravo, in the Pegasus case, taking away the powers of Defense now means, in his opinion, "that to Minister Margarita Robles, who has had an important path".
On establishing a maximum limit of 50 years for the declassification of the most sensitive documents, the PP does not want to pronounce itself until it knows the specific text, since for the popular it is more important than establishing a term, the exceptions that exist, since They should exist, they say, for issues such as sensitive infrastructure or defense facilities.
The PP is also very critical of the decree law on energy saving measures that the Council of Ministers approves today, the content of which is also known only from the press, since the Government has not addressed the PP to try to agree on the decree- law. It is not, explained the PP, that they are against measures such as limiting temperatures in summer and winter, but that they are limited to those measures and there are no "structural measures" as are being approved in countries like Germany and the United Kingdom, where for example, the construction of mini nuclear power plants is even contemplated. But "if you just take off your tie," Bravo said, they won't save you money.
The economic manager of the PP also criticized the meeting of the Government-Catalunya bilateral dialogue table held last week, while the other communities met in the Fiscal Policy Council to address economic issues. A meeting whose result, Juan Bravo denounced, was that "the Government of Spain has renounced the defense of Spanish in the classrooms in Catalonia" and "look the other way" in the face of "the attacks of the independentistas".