Feijóo accuses Sánchez of reviving independence for self-interest

For the PP, the independence process is alive and dead at the same time, like Schrödinger's famous quantum cat.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
14 May 2024 Tuesday 11:19
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Feijóo accuses Sánchez of reviving independence for self-interest

For the PP, the independence process is alive and dead at the same time, like Schrödinger's famous quantum cat. The leader of the party in Catalonia, Alejandro Fernández, sees him "liquidated", as shown by the "unappealable verdict" of the polls, but the president of the formation, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, believes that he is still alive, because that is what the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, who has pledged his future to the parliamentary alliance with ERC and Junts.

This perceptual paradox focused the conversation yesterday around the national executive committee of the PP, to which Fernández arrived with the good news that the Catalans have denied the absolute majority to independence in regional elections. End of stage Another thing, he fears, is what Salvador Illa can do, who may not have "captured the message" and continue "deepening" this path.

Feijóo's sensory system interprets the vital constants of the pro-independence phenomenon in a different way and warns of a "great deception" that will be revealed after the European elections: "It is impossible to bury the process in Catalonia while keeping it alive from Moncloa", he summarized in his speech

The head of the opposition even pointed out the steps that Sánchez will take from now on to continue in power, which begin by turning Carles Puigdemont into a "key actor" on the political scene after his seven years of ostracism from Brussels.

Although he now denies it, the PSOE leader will end up handing over the "key" to the governance of Catalonia and Spain to the ex-president, interprets Feijóo, and will sacrifice the victory of the PSC, with 42 deputies in Parliament compared to Junt's 35, at the altar of his own profit.

To argue this, Sánchez will first talk about the need for "a stable government and dialogue" and then present Puigdemont's investiture as a sign of "total reconciliation" in Catalonia, predicted the president of the PP.

But this, according to his forecast, will not happen before the elections to the European Parliament on June 9, which will be the "opportunity" for all Spaniards to express their rejection of a "hostage government" of the pro-independence and "closed for cases of increasingly serious corruption". He rejects that they will also be able to exhibit in the streets of Madrid in the demonstration called by the PP for May 26, the location of which will be revealed today.

Apart from the nuances that the different observers introduce in the diagnosis of the state of health of the process, which continued in the afternoon in glosses and clarifications on social networks, yesterday's conclave on Carrer Génova, which was attended by the majority of the popular barons, served to endorse the strategy followed in Catalonia.

The popular leadership congratulated itself on the good results of the campaign, in which the PP presented itself as the "main referent of constitutionalism" before a PSOE which, according to Génova's analysis, "feeds the most radical options" and "vampirizes the its partners". This is the reason that, Feijóo understands, has led the PSC to grow electorally despite the fact that the "centre-right model" represented by Alejandro Fernández, who has quintupled his seats in Parliament, has been nourished by moderate voters who in the past had opted for the socialist ballot.

In this context, the PP currently has a lot to "say and decide" in Catalonia, emphasized Feijóo, who assumes that to achieve his goal he still has to "broaden the base", "attract talent" and "cover everything the territory". And although he did not give hints about the possibility of reaching an agreement with the PSC like the one the mayor of Barcelona gave to Jaume Collboni - he rather ruled it out, in front of a Sánchez who "laughs at the majority of the Spaniards" -, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, who celebrated the "chimera" of independence, an "unviable" project, did not close the door on it. Yes, he should ask for it himself Illa and he would not get away "for free" after the "sanitary cordons" and the "social and political contempt" that the PSC, he said, has shown towards the PP.