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Congress, including the PP, rejects the Vox law to illegalize pro-independence parties

ERC says that, if applied, Vox would be "the first victim" and Bildu emphasizes that the independence movement grew after acting against Batasuna.

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Congress, including the PP, rejects the Vox law to illegalize pro-independence parties

ERC says that, if applied, Vox would be "the first victim" and Bildu emphasizes that the independence movement grew after acting against Batasuna

MADRID, 20 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -

This Tuesday, the different parliamentary groups in Congress rejected the consideration of a Vox bill to, among other things, outlaw pro-independence parties. The PP has also advanced its vote against because, in the words of its deputy Manuel Cobo, "illegalizing" these formations for "the mere fact of being so" goes against the Constitution and the doctrine of the Constitutional Court.

The Vox deputy Carlos Flores Juberías has been in charge of defending an initiative that also seeks to punish the use of separatist symbols, prohibit referendums with purposes contrary to the unity of the country, recover the crime of sedition and increase the punishment for contacts with powers foreigners to harm Spain.

The pro-independence groups have agreed to emphasize to Vox that it has already been demonstrated that the illegalization of parties, far from destroying their voters, causes just the opposite effect.

In this context, Bildu deputy Marije Fullaondo, who was a leader of the outlawed Batasuna, has given as an example what happened to her organization: "They will never be able to make the independence movement disappear. Ideas and feelings cannot be imprisoned. They tried to put an end to it. with us, they outlawed us, they beat us and we fell, but we got up, we came out stronger and we have not stopped growing," he emphasized.

Francesc-Marc Álvaro, from ERC, has expressed himself along the same lines, who has disfigured Vox for defending "occurrences" to return to "a world before the Transition" and has slipped that, if the initiative is approved, perhaps its "first "victims" would be the members of Santiago Abascal's formation. "People vote, we cannot be eliminated from the map, we cannot be destroyed with a law," he added.

"This is déjà vu," complained, for his part, the PNV spokesperson, Aitor Esteban, who has summarized his group's position regarding Vox's proposal with a "resounding no." No Junts deputy has intervened in the debate.

Both Sumar and the PSOE and the PP have criticized Vox for proposing a text contrary to the spirit of the Constitution and constitutional jurisprudence because, among other things, its application would end political pluralism. They have also criticized him for making an "interested reading" of the Magna Carta, ignoring those aspects that he does not like.

"There are no prisons for everything they don't like, at least in democracy," commented Sumar's deputy spokesperson, Aína Vidal, for whom Vox's "concept of the nation" "overrides the law." "For you, the nation is your faith and your wallet," she stressed.

"Their idea of ​​Spain is monolithic, the image they have must be a concentration in the Plaza de Oriente and they forget about the Spaniards," said the socialist Alejandro Soler, who has agreed with Cobo in reproaching Vox for being left alone with the "unity of Spain" that enshrines the while ignoring "the right to autonomy of the nationalities and regions that comprise it and the solidarity between all of them."

Although he has recognized that the PP does share with Vox "the substance" of proposals such as recovering the crimes of sedition and embezzlement and calling for illegal referendums, Cobo has advanced his vote against the initiative.

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"This is what you want to continue saying that only you defend the Spanish nation," he said, also making clear his rejection of greater punishments for "nationalized Spaniards than those of origin."

Likewise, weeks after the PP proposed in its alternative text to the Amnesty Law to promote the dissolution of parties that promote illegal referendums or declarations of independence, Cobo reminded Vox that "illegalizing pro-independence parties for the mere fact of being so." ", goes against the Constitution and the doctrine of the Constitutional Court."

On the other hand, the socialist deputy has also taken the opportunity to reproach the PP for "no longer seeing terrorism crimes where they saw them before" nor now appreciating "problems with pardons or amnesty", despite having taken people to the streets to defend "exactly the opposite."

Cobo has responded by referring to the collapse of the PSOE in the Galician elections. "Pedro Sánchez has destroyed the soil of the PSOE but he still has floors down, until he reaches Mrs. (Yolanda) Díaz, an illustrious Galician, who has gone from the tide to the underground. To the two parties of the Spanish Government, the Galicians have said, perhaps the phrase is familiar to you, colorín colorado," he said.