Editorial, 13 April 2022
Interview with the Deputy First Secretary of the socialist party PSC
Lluïsa Moret, in her office at Sant Boi Town Hall – Ana Jiménez
Her appointment was one of the surprises of the December congress, in which Salvador Illa took over Salvador Illa took over from Miquel Iceta as leader of the PSC. With Illa, Lluïsa Moret (Barbastro, 1965) shares a white-glove political style, although, as head of organisation and electoral action she has the arduous mission of greasing the electoral machinery, a leap of responsibility that she combines with the responsibility that she combines with the mayoralty of Sant Boi.
Opposition to the Government
“Security and education are top-level issues, without clarity, populist messages”.
You are preparing the machinery for the municipal elections, I suppose…
We have an electoral horizon, and our objective is to grow, but in the context in which we live, the priority is to govern, generate stability context in which we live and good management.
Has the Illa effect that won you the elections dissipated?
Illa provided a boost and hence the election results. Now what is being Illa’s style is now prevailing: a commitment to useful politics, to good sense, realism, generating spaces for negotiation, agreements and pacts.
Is this a bad Government and do you think it is working hard enough?
If there is one thing that characterises the current Government, the one that has been in place for the last ten years, it is inaction and non-management. It does not take the right decisions and is not self-demanding.
There is constant evidence of internal confrontation and self-correction.
Will the legislature run out?
In my opinion, they will do their best to exhaust the mandate.
Catalan politics is going through a watershed after the Dragon Khan of the procés…
A state of opinion is being generated to turn the page and change course. Catalonia is not moving forward, it is not exercising its historic role as a point of reference in the economic, cultural, and academic spheres… and there are more and more people who want us to return to being a point of reference, to being innovative, to having strategic projects, something that hasn’t happened for a long time.
Could the procés be resumed with the return of Puigdemont or the of the PP to the government?
I don’t think so. The Catalans have learned from the risks of the procés and its results. Now there are more people capable of facing the challenges by seeking solutions through dialogue instead of confrontation.
There is less talk of the dialogue table. Is the forum still necessary?
Normality has been restored between the two governments, but there is still a need for spaces such as the bilateral commission, the dialogue table, and the third, we are third, which we are stubbornly calling for, the inter-party dialogue.
Agreements such as the one on language or the renewal of positions would be important to come together in a stable space for dialogue.
Despite Illa’s style, the PSC is forceful on security. Is it about stopping Vox?
Both security and education are very important issues for us. They are matters of top-level public policy, and the Govern has not wanted to value the work and authority of the Mossos. If we are not If we are not clear, there are populist messages that can get through.
Why don’t they dare to reprove Minister Cambray in the Parliament?
It’s not that we don’t dare. We ask that he rectifies himself because there is margin. Faced with the position of the educational community and before asking for resignations, the Government must rectify its position by means of dialogue.
They get on very well with Junts. Is it easier to agree with them than with ERC?
We have agreements with everyone depending on the needs and the context. We simply contemplate the most reliable route.
Are you afraid that whoever takes over from Jordi Sànchez will be less pragmatic and more it will be more difficult to reach agreements?
In politics there is an aesthetic aspect and a pragmatic aspect, but the reality prevails. When it has been time to make agreements, Jordi Sànchez has done so, and I’m sure that any other Junts representative will do the same.
Is an agreement with Junts for a future Government far-fetched?
If scenarios of useful agreements for the country are proposed, all scenarios will be analysed.
Is it difficult to explain Aragon’s position on the Olympic Games?
The technical agreement that was reached is solvent and, in spite of the reticence, I believe that there is still room for the candidacy, I think there is still room for a joint bid.