The Plenary of the Regional Assembly approved this Wednesday to transfer to the Government of Spain “the needs included in the Pact for Justice of the Region of Murcia”, a document that collects contributions from political groups, professional groups such as bar associations, chambers of commerce and other entities. The proposal came from the Popular Party, which obtained the support of the deputies expelled from Ciudadanos and Vox de and the Cs parliamentarian who is now in the Mixed Group Juan José Molina (former councilor Ana Martínez Vidal was not present, “for duly justified reasons », According to sources in his group). The PSOE and Podemos rejected it and Vox abstained.
“This is an apolitical pact, backed by civil society,” defended the popular deputy Miriam Guardiola. And he regretted that “27 new judicial bodies are missing” in the Region and that the rates of judges and prosecutors for each citizen are well below the national average. “The central government had a political opportunity to correct it in the 2022 General State Budgets, but it has not done so,” Guardiola criticized. And he pointed out that, given the lack of investment by the Executive of Pedro Sánchez, the pact calls for the construction of the City of Justice in Cartagena, the new Palace of Justice in Lorca and a “decent remuneration” for the lawyers of the shift. ex officio.
“To say no to this pact is to turn our backs on our citizens,” said Guardiola, referring to the opposition of left-wing groups to this Pact. And he reproached the “harsh, low and faltón tone” that, in his opinion, the deputies Virginia Lopo, of the PSOE, and Rafael Esteban, of the PSOE, used in their speeches.
Esteban, who unsuccessfully defended an amendment to the entirety, assured that his group had not been counted on to draft the Pact, something denied by the popular and by the counselor of the Presidency of the regional government, Marcos Ortuño. «This Autonomous Community does not have jurisdiction in matters of Justice. This pact does not make sense, because it is not national, “argued Esteban. And he was ironic that “a pact for defense and a pact for Foreign Affairs, put to invade competences” has not been proposed.
Podemos asked the PP “to be brave and negotiate the powers of Justice, as twelve communities have already done.” And he assured that the state budgets for next year already collect funds to increase the judicial plant in Murcia, Cartagena and Lorca.
The socialist Virginia Lopo accused the popular of “looking for the photo again to cover their shame” and reduced their credibility, because she has “put in a drawer” other pacts, such as the social one. He also denied the parliamentary “legitimacy” to the PP, because it “fails to comply with the constitutional mandate” for the renewal of bodies such as the General Council of the Judiciary, which has been “interim 1072 days.” “Begin by telling your boss, Teodoro García Egea and Pablo Casado, to unblock the renewal of the CGPJ,” challenged Lopo. And he launched an accusation that angered the popular: “You do not want the judges to appoint the judges, but to block the renewal of the governing body of the judges to delay the string of sentences that come to you for corruption.”
Castillo calls Conesa to order
During the turn of Francisco Álvarez, former Cs deputy related to the Government of Fernando López Miras (also absent due to his participation in a business event on the Mediterranean Corridor in Madrid), some comments from the socialist spokesman, Diego Conesa, led the president of the Chamber , Alberto Castillo, to call him to order. Conesa complained about a lack of respect for his group and Castillo warned him that it was he who was missing the presidency, with his body language. “Disrespect I’m not going to allow neither this, nor this,” Castillo warned, making an unequivocal gesture with his fingers. And he defended that “the appearing party can say what he wants” and what should not be an exchange of comments between the rostrum and the seats. The controversy ended there.
The spokesman for those expelled from Vox, Juan José Liarte, demanded that the “equal treatment” established by the Constitution be guaranteed to citizens, so that there is no discrimination “on grounds of” sex, race and religion. ” But although his group does not share “the whole of the pact,” they support it for its “positive aspects.”
Inclusive language ban
The Plenary also approved a motion by those expelled from Vox in favor of “measures to guarantee the knowledge and correct use of Spanish grammar by the regional administration, expressly prohibiting the so-called inclusive language.” The PP and the defectors of Cs supported her and Podemos opposed her. The PSOE did not participate in the vote, in protest against the defected deputies.
Parliamentarian Juan José Liarte defended his initiative noting that, unlike fascism and other totalitarianisms, the manifestations of this language currently have “kinder manifestations.” “But manipulative language is one of the tools to change society at the service of a revolutionary ideology” social-communist, he warned. Therefore, “the language that some call inclusive should be called revolutionary, of the hammer and sickle,” he said. And he asked “not to be more afraid of the schoolyard bully who wants to impose his language on us.”
Liarte resorted to the metaphor of agreeing with those who “feel like a dog and say they have the right to be called a dog by all of us.” “We all know that he is a poor mental patient or interested party, but inclusive language will force us to call him a dog,” Liarte said.
Liarte concluded by stating that “a citizen has the right to speak the language of Cervantes badly, if he wishes, but the public administration must be required to comply with the constitutional principle of ideological neutrality” in the use of language. He invoked articles 9.3. and 103.3 of the Magna Carta and demanded “to impose and force, if necessary”, that neutrality.
The spokesperson for Podemos, María Marín, rejected that Vox relies on a report from the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), because “a private institution cannot appropriate a language spoken by millions of people.” “Neither philologists nor academics, much less a real academy, can appropriate the language of the people,” said Marín.
He also resorted to the Cantar de Mio Cid, the Catholic Monarchs and “the minstrels”, because “what we learned in school is that there were minstrels and we thought they were all men, it never occurred to us to think they were women.” “They were swept out of history and what is not named does not exist.” “Inclusive language is important because if we had used minstrels and minstrels, someone would still have been interested in those women.”
Marín also referred to a UN report on 15 strategies to avoid inclusive language. “Could it be that the world is progressing and you are reactionaries?” Said the deputy of Podemos. And, regarding the Popular Party and the Government of the Region, he reproached that the popular “buy the theses of the extreme right”, despite having approved a regional equality plan that includes approving “a guide” in favor of inclusion. To stay in power, the PP “buys the chauvinistic follies” of Vox and will have to fine the officials of the Autonomous Community who write that guide, warned Marín.
“Why do you insist that people speak the way you want them to speak? For language to be inclusive, it is not necessary to speak it incorrectly,” replied the parliamentarian of the PP María del Carmen Ruiz. And he charged against the attempt to impose the words “todes and niñes”, something that he described as “bullshit” with which to “cover” the lack of effective policies on equality.
For the PSOE, Virginia Lopo defended inclusive language, within the equality policies promoted by the Government of Spain, and warned that her group will not participate in the voting of motions proposed by party deputies.
Francisco Álvarez, from the Cs section group, defended “changing policies” to favor “real equality”, instead of using the term “motherland” instead of “homeland.” And he vindicated the Pact against Sexist Violence as an instrument to break down the “barriers” between men and women.
For the gratuity of the highways and the AP-7
It also went ahead in the Chamber, at the proposal of the Álvarez group, the “request to the National Government for the gratuity of the AP-7 and the rest of the highways and highways in the Region of Murcia.” The PSOE avoided casting its vote, also in protest against “a motion presented by defectors,” said parliamentarian Pedro López. Podemos voted in favor of this initiative.
The proponent denounced that the imposition of the toll on the A30 is “a punishment by the Government of Sánchez to the most vulnerable” and to companies, especially the self-employed. “You are crushing the middle class,” he said, addressing the representatives of the left. And he charged against “the cynicism” of Podemos to justify the payment for the use of roads that are now free on the basis of a fiscal progressivity that charges more to the richest. He also stressed that the city of Cartagena is particularly affected.