Madrid (EFE).- The Minister of Territorial Policy and Government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, today criticized the “double yardstick” of the Popular Party and in response to the words of its leader, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, who referred to the Mediator case as “crappy corruption” he has pointed out that the popular ones are “more of the sophisticated corruption, that is, of those who take it to Switzerland for hundreds of millions of euros”, referring to the Bárcenas case.
He has asked the PP to use the same yardstick “because seedy corruption is as reprehensible as sophisticated corruption,” he said, “and it is clear that Mr. Feijóo seems to like sophisticated corruption better because he continues today to maintain ties of political affiliation with Mr. Jorge Fernández Díaz”, for whom the Prosecutor’s Office requests 15 years in prison for parapolice espionage on former PP treasurer Luis Bárcenas.
The minister has responded like this, in statements to the media before attending an informative breakfast by the president of the European Committee of the Regions, Vasco Cordeiro, when asked about the investigation commission that the PP will promote to clarify the Mediator case, a plot of corruption whose alleged leader is former PSOE deputy Juan Bernardo Fuentes Curbelo.
Rodríguez recalled in the first place that the case is in the hands of justice and has shown his absolute confidence in it. And straight away he has once again attacked the PP and its president, who forgets – he has said – his arrival in Genoa: “in that dilemma between regeneration or covering up corruption, he arrived with covering up corruption”.
“Yesterday I heard him talk about seedy corruption, it must be that they are more of a sophisticated corruption, that is, those who take it to Switzerland for hundreds of millions of euros, those who conspire and organize a whole parallel plot with instruments of the State to cover up its own corruption, as with the Kitchen case”, he insisted, before reproaching Feijóo for continuing to share a seat with the mayoress of Málaga, Ángeles Muñoz, part of whose assets, the minister said, “seems to be linked to a drug trafficking plot.”
For her part, the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, stated this Thursday in Logroño that she feels “great disgust” for the Mediator case and has stressed that there must be “zero tolerance against corruption.”
Díaz calls for a “seriously” pact against corruption and to leave the “you more”
The second vice president of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, has reviled this Thursday the parliamentary investigation commission on the Mediator case requested by the PP and has urged the parties to negotiate “seriously” an anti-corruption pact to leave behind the policy of ” you more”.
“Are the parties willing to sit down? It is a serious issue, and it is not about you anymore”, Díaz stressed in an interview in La Ser when asked if he would support Congress to investigate the extortion plot against businessmen that has caused the resignation of the PSOE deputy Juan Bernardo Fuentes Curbelo.
It has influenced that more than a commission of investigation it would be good to adopt measures following, for example, the recommendations of the UN on the creation of autonomous bodies for the prevention of corruption without the interference of political parties.
But he has asked for seriousness because the PP that asks to investigate the Mediator case is the same one that has “broken” the pact against turncoats and that “with complete naturalness has on its lists people who today are deputies for other lists.”