The PP accuses Sánchez of giving in to the ERC with embezzlement to “continue in power”: “Public money is sacred”

Bravo criticizes that political responsibilities are not assumed in the Government due to the ‘yes is yes’ law and urges its reform as soon as possible

MADRID, Dec. 8 (.) –

The PP Deputy Secretary of Economy, Juan Bravo, has accused the Prime Minister of giving in to ERC with the modification of the crime of embezzlement with the aim of “continuing in power”. After assuring that this crime is “well designed” in the Criminal Code, he stressed that “public money is sacred” and warned Pedro Sánchez that with the steps he is taking he is doing “a disservice to the Spaniards and to himself”. .

“The worst thing is that he considers modifying this concept for partisan interests and to remain in the Government. I believe that Spain does not deserve a president who does what is necessary and renounces the fundamental principles of his country to continue in Moncloa”, he has declared Bravo in an interview with Europa Press.

One day before the end of the term in Congress for amendments to the PSOE and United Podemos bill that repeals the crime of sedition, Bravo has indicated that the change of the crime of embezzlement in the Penal Code “will depend on what interest Sánchez to stay in the Government” because, in his opinion, “unfortunately” a time has come when he does not think about whether it is “good or bad” for Spain but rather in his own “partisan” interest.

“If ERC settles without the embezzlement, there will be no embezzlement. If ERC does not settle, there will be a modification of the embezzlement as has happened with sedition, as has happened with pardons,” the PP’s top financial manager proclaimed.


Bravo has assured that “embezzlement is well designed” in the Penal Code and has criticized the arguments that the Executive is using to justify changing this crime. “We have entered into a dynamic in which it is said ‘listen, it is that if you have not directly benefited…’ No, listen, public money is sacred and it has to be managed in the best possible way”, she emphasized.

In the interview, the leader of the PP has also denounced the continuous “clash” within the Government itself, between the socialist part and that of Podemos, citing what happened with the law of ‘only if it is yes, the Trans law, the law of Housing, Animal Welfare or matters such as pensions, where one minister says one thing and another says the opposite.

“But who is at the controls of this ship? Where are we going? What control is there? How can it be that the Government itself opposes itself?”, he asked, to value the alternative that it represents Alberto Núñez Feijóo making proposals with which he is “hitting the mark”.


Faced with the internal crisis that Ciudadanos is experiencing, Bravo has first expressed his “respect” for the process that the orange formation is facing because in “their home” each one has to “try to fix the problems in the best possible way.”

Having said this, he has pointed out that the PP is an “open party”, a message that, as he has specified, is not directed specifically at the formation led by Inés Arrimadas but “to anyone”. Thus, she has stressed that Feijóo “wants to build a country project of a Spain different from the one that exists right now” and, therefore, “everyone who wants to come has the doors open.”

Bravo has especially addressed “socialist voters who do not feel identified” with Sánchez’s project. On this point, he cited as an example the “borrowed” votes from the PSOE that Isabel Díaz Ayuso and Juanma Moreno have received both in Madrid and Andalusia, who received the support of “many people who had never voted for the PP.” As he has added, this “contract” is what Feijóo is trying now, combining this “wide range of left-right and right-left”.


As for the polls that indicate that Feijóo’s advantage over Sánchez is shortening despite the fronts opened by the Government with sedition or the ‘only yes is yes’ law, Bravo has indicated that “there is no poll that gives a winner to Pedro Sánchez, except for the one signed by a socialist leader”, alluding to the CIS led by José Félix Tezanos.

“We are in a scenario in which if there were elections, we would govern,” he assured, adding that Feijóo’s rise in the polls has occurred while he was receiving “direct attacks with insults” from the PSOE and the Government.

Faced with these “insults”, he continued, Feijóo has chosen to present proposals. “There has never been an alternative that has presented so many proposals,” he declared, to review the plans that have been sent to the Government in various matters. In his opinion, the Spanish are “assessing” this and Feijóo “has more and more support.”


In any case, he stressed that the important poll is the one on the day of the polls, with a first appointment in May with the regional and municipal polls and the “definitive” one in December with the general polls. “People want change. They can’t stand this situation we are experiencing anymore because they see that the opportunities that this country has are slipping out of their hands,” he said.

Bravo has accused the Executive of “dividing” society instead of uniting when it has the responsibility of governing the country. “The government is the one that divides, the one that gives cards of good and bad, left or right,” he said.

On this point, he has given as an example the words of the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, against the PP –he accused them of “promoting the culture of rape”– and has stressed that when “they insult, they polarize society.” “They will not listen to Feijóo insult President Sánchez or disrespect him,” she stressed.

The PP Deputy Secretary of Economy has defended the resignation of the Minister for Equality due to the consequences of the ‘only yes is yes’ law, but has stressed that “only one person” cannot be held responsible because it is a norm “of Sánchez of Montero and of the entire Government”.

“In that Council of Ministers there were three judges who should have been able to identify where the problem was,” he stressed, adding that the PP has reached out to reform the law and “nip” what is happening with the reduction of sentences for sexual offenders.

Faced with this attitude of the PP, he has criticized that the Government dedicates itself to “insulting” his party, but also the judges by calling them “fachas con toga”. “When do they have any responsibility?”, he has asked himself, to insist that what is happening with this law must have “consequences” with the assumption of “responsibilities”.


On the other hand, Bravo has demanded transparency regarding the criteria on which the choice of Seville and Coruña as the headquarters of the Space Agency and the Artificial Intelligence Agency has been based and has indicated that these are decisions that must be followed by a “plan” of the country , something that, in his opinion, the Executive does not have.

Thus, he has said that what is demanded in this case is transparency to “know why one territory is chosen and not another”. “This has to be a country project, not an element to confront or to locate in those territories where I consider that politically or electorally it can come in handy or not,” he stated, alluding to the fact that in both cities there is governing a socialist mayor.

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