Mónica Muñoz, 13 December 2022
Alfonso Guerra: “Pedro Sánchez says he will go down in history for the exhumation of a corpse, well, what a glory”.
The former socialist leader has shown his total agreement with the manifesto against the reform of the Penal Code. He criticises Pedro Sánchez’s lack of coherence and is convinced that the next step of the pro-independence supporters will be a referendum.
The historic former PSOE leader Alfonso Guerra has shown in ‘Más de uno‘ his total agreement with the content of the manifesto against the reform of the Penal Code that the Association for the Defence of the Values of the Transition spread criticising the Government’s arguments and warning of the dangers of not protecting the constitutional order.
Guerra explains that although he agrees with it, he has not signed it because “if he were to sign it, it would become Alfonso Guerra’s manifesto”. He was very critical of this government’s way of legislating and pointed out that “legislating ad hominem”, for one person, “is also a form of corruption”, in reference to the changes in sedition and embezzlement for pro-independence leaders.
He points out that the next step for the pro-independence supporters is already amortised and they are already on to the next one, which is the preparation of a referendum, and warns that “they can repeat what they did in 2017 without there being public disorder and that they cannot be accused of anything”. They have left, he says, “Spanish democracy unprotected and it has cost a lot”.
An authoritarian drift of President Pedro Sánchez
After commenting on the authoritarian drift that is being seen in governments across Europe, including Spain’s, Guerra expressed his disappointment with Pedro Sánchez, whom he recalls having supported in his decisions when he said that he could not sleep peacefully with Podemos in the government, when he said that what happened in 2017 was not sedition but rebellion, when he said that he would increase sentences, when he said that he would classify the crime of calling for a referendum, when he said that there would be no pardons, not to mention how I supported him when he said that there would never be a pact with Bildu”.
But of course, he concludes, “I maintain my coherence, if others change it is not my problem”.
“I maintain my coherence, if others change, it’s not my problem”.
Alfonso Guerra considers it a mistake to make all these legal reforms with the aim of pacifying the pro-independence movement because they are insatiable, and if this is the intention, “it is a clear mistake”. He is convinced that the next step for the pro-independence supporters is to push for a new referendum.
With regard to the fact that the reform of embezzlement is being carried out because it is a European demand, he maintains that “it is another absolute distortion”.
He has also been very critical of the immobility of the Congress and the Senate in reaching agreements regarding the renewal of the CGPJ and the Constitutional Court, and regrets the confusion to which the citizens are subjected in this matter.
How Pedro Sánchez will go down in history
When asked how the current President of the Government and leader of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, will go down in history, he used irony and commented “he says that for having exhumed a corpse, well, what a glory” and added that the way Spanish politics is, soon nobody will remember him”, “everything flies here”, he added.