ACN Barcelona – Vox has assessed the government agreement between the PSOE and Sumar announced on Tuesday by the two progressive parties. The spokesperson for Vox in Parliament, Joan Garriga, has pointed out that it will only bring “more uncertainty, indiscriminate spending and more separatism”. Also “less unity and equality between the Spaniards”. To all this he says it is a “bad deal for Spain’s ability to govern”. The far-right party has also defended that Catalonia is not a “national minority” but an “essential part of Spain”. He said this in reference to the negotiations between the Socialists and the Junts to recognize Catalonia nationally in a possible investment agreement. He has also appealed to participate in the demonstration against amnesty next Sunday in Madrid.
In an appearance before the press in Parliament, Garriga commented on one of the points in the agreement between Pedro Sánchez and Yolanda Díaz on the reduction of the working day. The far right has pointed out that “the solution is not to make these reductions, but to boost our industry and the landscape by protecting it from unfair competition” from other markets, such as China or Morocco, he said.
Garriga stressed that the “endemic problem” the state is suffering from is unemployment and the lack of work. “We want to do the opposite of what other governments have done: protect our countryside and our industry,” he said. He has also defended raising workers’ wages but reducing the share of personal income tax.