The PSOE has aligned this Thursday with ERC and EH Bildu, two of its largest parliamentary partners, to make the bill to decriminalize insults to the


prosper in the parliamentary process , as well as to put an end to crimes of outrage against the flag and national symbols.

A proposal to modify the

Penal Code

registered in the Senate by ERC and EH Bildu jointly and which began its journey this Thursday in the Congress of Deputies, where the entire opposition (Partido Popular, Vox and Ciudadanos) has tried without success of stopping its progress with the defense of three amendments to the entire text, knocked down thanks to the socialist vote, which it has already announced in the Upper House that it supports the reform defended by its partners.

A decision that, in the eyes of the opposition, responds to the last transfer of the socialists to their nationalist allies in order to "stay in

La Moncloa


"They have no respect for the institutions," reproached Eloy Suarez, a PP deputy, a formation in which they consider that the PSOE "has taken another step" this Thursday in its drift.

"He governs with those who want to destroy Spain, it is an anomalous time," Suárez launched at the President of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, at the same time that he highlighted how the Council of Ministers has constantly insulted and attacked each other in recent weeks the head of the opposition, Alberto Núñez Feijóo.

Vox asks to toughen the penalties

The position of the PSOE, as was already asserted in the Senate, is immovable, which is why it has rejected any amendment presented this Thursday by the right.

"It seems that the trio of Colón is back", the socialist Andrea Fernández has launched from the rostrum, where she has opined that the only freedom that the opposition has defended so far in the legislature is the one that allows "harassing" young people at the gates of abortion clinics.

"The PSOE aspires to generate proportionality and equality," Fernández defended to frame his group's no to the amendments to the totality dealt with in the Lower House.

Vox's even proposed a tougher sentence for those who commit crimes of insult to the Crown, as José María Sánchez has defended.

Citizens, for their part, demanded a nuance of the convictions to prevent them from implying prison sentences, but without the elimination of the crimes.

Something that, according to Enrique Santiago, of United We Can, has no place in a quality democracy: "This is a democratic anomaly", has been expressed by the person who until a few weeks ago was Secretary of State for the 2030 Agenda, who has ensured that the various convictions of singers and other artists generates "stupor" in Europe, despite the fact that the PP and Vox have remarked that in all European democracies there are crimes with similar regulations.

It will not be "an affront"

The socialist harmony with its partners in this regard, however, has been accompanied by a warning: the group led in Congress by Patxi López "is not going to allow" the proposal's journey through the parliamentary channel "to become a an affront to the constitutional order" by his pro-independence and nationalist allies, Fernández warned.

A reminder that has come just minutes after parties like ERC cried out against the inviolability of the King.

"The royal family is not the same as the rest, do not insult people," denounced the parliamentarian Carolina Telechea, who has insisted that "it is not normal for a person to be left out of the rule of law."

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