The absolute majority of the PP in the Galician Parliament has supported the amendment of the Galician health law, which has been processed urgently by presenting it to the popular group and not the Galician Government itself. His parliamentary spokesman, Pedro Puy, has argued that this amendment is approved to “fill legislative gaps” and solve “legal” problems or the impossibility of applying some measures that it considers currently exist with the state of alarm and with the decisions pending the decision of a judge based on jurisprudence.
Puy has criticized that the central government did not update the state law on these issues, despite the fact that it announced that those changes would be made and that the Congressional Reactivation Commission “advised undertaking this reform.” That is why the Galician legal text is updated, which will allow there to be a legal basis for this type of situation, delimit the health authority at all times or decree isolations or mobility restrictions that are considered appropriate, he explained. He has also ensured that protection of citizens is “guaranteed”, with decisions motivated by “suitability, necessity and proportionality” and that compliance with the sanctions is guaranteed.
But the opposition, made up of the PSdeG and the BNG, voted against, calling the reform a “state of permanent alarm”. Even the PSdeG parliamentarian, Julio Torrado, has pointed out that the text addresses a “certain Bolivarian delusion” by Feijóo, also due to the processing of the text by the PP and not the Government, which “avoids legal reports.” “It is not understandable if it is not for an authoritarian drift”, an accusation in which Puy has affirmed that he would not enter. At this point, the BNG deputy, Montse Prado, has also raised her voice. Puy has underlined that there will be control of the measure, as of any other presented by the parties, also the PSdeG and the BNG.
“The PP intends to regulate extraordinary things in a law of ordinary use,” added Prado, who sees this decision “hot, with Galicians in shock” due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Nor does it see “legal guarantees”, for example, in not considering specific temporary spaces for the application of the measures, Nor does it consider that there is sufficient control, since there is no “obligation to render accounts”. “The suspension of fundamental rights is based on the phrase of ‘suspicion of imminent risk’,” he developed. In short, he reduces it to a text that is based “on cutting rights and freedoms and on sanctions.”
Prado has also disqualified what he sees as an attempt by the Galician Government to blame citizens for the worsening of the disease. “The key word [en el texto] is ‘sanction’ », has lamented, also taking advantage to describe the popular spokesman as a “government delegate”, when he presented the proposal. “It confuses a government delegate with a spokesperson for the majority group in which the president and 10 members of the government are,” he replied.
Torrado for his part has made it ugly that it is “a replica of the state of alarm brought into law” and has criticized that the PP does not agree on a state of alarm “for a historical situation” but it does “carried out every day. “It is a delusion of greatness,” concluded the socialist, who has assured that in public the popular ones defend that it is a health law, but, “in private they like that it is a law that restricts rights. And we are not going to tolerate that.
In addition, the issue of a hypothetical mandatory vaccination has been addressed, to which this text opens. Puy has remarked that this law does not make the vaccine mandatory, but that the law leaves it provided if the State makes it mandatory, something that the Government has highlighted. The nationalist deputy has made ugly that in Galicia there are no vaccination problems: the only problems that she identifies are those of “people who want to get vaccinated against the flu and there are no vaccines.”
On the part of the PSdeG, the debate on making a legitimate mandatory vaccine has been qualified, but has warned that a possible mandatory nature would give wings to anti-vaccines. “We believe more in awareness”, has pointed out, also remarking that in Galicia there is no problem with the rates of vaccinated and the problems that exist to access vaccines are related “to poverty”, having a “socioeconomic” character.