The Popular Party has put an end to the praises of the last days to the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles. Just 48 hours after Pablo Casado praised his work at the head of the UME to face ‘Filomena’, the ‘popular’ have registered a battery of questions in which they criticize his last speech at the Military Easter for questioning everyone collective of retired military personnel.
A total of 13 PP deputies have signed several parliamentary questions this Thursday in the Congress of Deputies, to which you have had access Vozpópuli, addressed to Robles as a result of his public statements on January 6 in the Military Easter.
The main opposition party regrets that the Defense Minister stated “in general“that retired military personnel” who publicly express their points of view damage the image of the Armed Forces and are far away of the military values that, in active service, they served “.
Likewise, from the popular ranks it is criticized that the Defense Minister attributes “generically“to this group”allegedly undemocratic positions“. The letter of the popular parliamentary group, to which he has had access Vozpópuli, is headed by the deputy for Melilla, Fernando Gutiérrez Díaz de Otazu, who has the status of a retired military man since he came to division general of the Army before going into politics.
“A member of the Government can’t compare to retired military personnel who are allegedly outside the law with the vast majority of the collective, What is it respectful and defends our Constitution and the rule of law“, it is noticed in the part of the initial exhibition.
After that, the PP asks Robles what was the reason why he “questions publicly the right of retired military personnel, as full citizens that they are, to publicly express their point of view on any matter, within the margins of the laws“.
Next, he asked the minister about the “legal precept“That, in the opinion of the latter,” could be violated by these retired military personnel when they publicly express their point of view. “Finally, the PP asks Robles if the retired military” should see restricted some of his civil rights as a consequence of his previous professional career “.
The Defense Minister lashed out harshly in her speech at the Military Easter against the former commanders who have questioned the health of democracy in recent weeks; Either through letters addressed to Felipe VI, or in a private chat that has ended up in the hands of the Prosecutor’s Office. About them, Margarita Robles considered that they are an “insignificant minority” and he regretted his “delusions”, “intolerance” and “his total estrangement from military values.”
The speech by the Minister of Defense was marked by the latest events that have taken place within the Armed Forces, in a particularly turbulent year. On the one hand, for that battery of controversial episodes – letters and chat – from which Robles wanted to unmark the members of the military corps: “No one has the right and less those who once wore the uniform of the Armed Forces to harm the immense prestige that our Armies have, “he said at the military reception chaired by Felipe VI.
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