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Coronavirus in Spain: another bitter debate

Jun 10, 2020, 10:07 am
Hilo: What partisan insults will MPs throw at each other today?

1. Let's go. Speaker starts parliamentary session with another minute of silence for coronavirus victims in Spain. Doesn't work. Casado chucks kitchen sink at Sánchez as soon as he starts with the first question. “You are all wrong,” the Prime Minister spits back at PP leader.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 10:07 am | On Twitter

2. Very harsh confrontation between Casado and Sanchez, from the very first second of the debate. No desire to listen or debate. Constant bitternes, to more applause from their own benches.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 10:10 am | On Twitter

3. OECD says Spain will be the country that will lose the most GDP if there is a second coronavirus outbreak. If not, we will still be in the leading group of most affected countries anyway.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 10:15 am | On Twitter

4. Aizpurua (Bildu) wants the economic crisis to be paid for by the rich. She seeks commitments from Sánchez that he will not make cuts that affect social spending.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 10:24 am | On Twitter

5. The contempt and rage are noticeable at the very instant Álvarez de Toledo (PP) opens her mouth to describe the “evil lie” about the PP and a coup d'état whose “sole purpose is to distract from a government responsible for the death of thousands and thousands of Spaniards”.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 10:25 am | On Twitter

6. Calvo's contempt in her reply is no less than the contempt shown by Álvarez de Toledo in the question. Good job there is physical space between the opposing benches.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 10:28 am | On Twitter

7. Pablo Iglesias, who not many years ago, in the wake of the previous economic crisis, spoke of assaulting heaven and trashing the whole constitutional system in Spain, talks to García Egea (PP) as Deputy Prime Minister, in Congress, about “counter-cyclical policies".
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 10:32 am | On Twitter

8. Espinosa de los Monteros (Vox) asks if the government is going to raise taxes on Spaniards. Montero says she has already answered this four times: “This government is not going to raise taxes either on the middle class or on the working class”.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 10:47 am | On Twitter

9. Marlaska says that the military nature of the Civil Guard “is not disputed by this government”.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 10:54 am | On Twitter

10. Olona (Vox) asks about the evidence Marlaska has to maintain his “slander” against Colonel Pérez de los Cobos. The MP has just made “a very serious charge”, the minister replies. What is a crime is the leak itself, he adds.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 11:00 am | On Twitter

11. “Why did you encourage women to attend the March 8 demonstrations?” , a female PP MP asks. “All of your statements, from the first to the last, are a lie”, replies Montero (Podemos, Minister of Equality).
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 11:31 am | On Twitter

12. “Every day has been March 8” during the coronvirus crisis, argues Montero (Podemos), for all the work they have done.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 11:34 am | On Twitter

13. The Popular Party MP who had asked Montero the question was Margarita Prohens.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 11:36 am | On Twitter

14. Martínez Oblanca (Foro Asturias) calls for normality and an equitable regional treatment for Asturias, as well as the high-speed AVE train and local trains.
Published: Jun 10, 2020, 11:52 am | On Twitter

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