"The amnesty is something crazy, an amendment to the totality of Spanish democracy. It is a fraud and it is absolutely immoral, because we will be saying that everything that Spanish democracy did was badly done and illegitimate." This is how Mariano Rajoy has summarized his position on the mortgage amnesty of the crimes of the procés.

In an interview granted to Cope, the former president of the Government has harshly stressed that the amnesty would mean the bankruptcy of Spanish democracy. "It is a coup de grace to the Constitution and to our own democracy," he stressed.

"It is a torpedo on the waterline of Spanish democracy. We are at a very decisive moment in the history of Spain, because we are being told that our laws are illegitimate, and that would mean the law of the strongest. We must do everything that the law allows to prevent this amnesty from being carried out," Rajoy continued.

In his opinion, if an amnesty occurs, we will be facing a very negative message: "That there are politicians who are unpunished and can do what they deem appropriate. It's an attack on everything, including the equality of Spaniards." That is why he believes that there should be a state pact between the PSOE and the PP to avoid it.

In addition, he has assured that Pedro Sánchez never spoke to him that the Catalan crisis should not be judicialized, nor did he utter the word "dejudicialize". Nor did he show concern about the judicial approach: "He didn't tell me anything." Therefore, he believes that the acting president is lying when he says that he was always in favor of the political path without "judicializing."

Asked about the reform of the Regulations of the Congress so that the full use of the co-official languages is established, the former president of the PP has considered that it is "a joke to the people".

"Very interesting"

After that, he has charged veiled against Borja Sémper, deputy of the PP: "Some already say that they have to translate themselves on the fly; That is, they speak in their own language and then speak in everyone's language. It's absurd, let's go." What did you think of that speech with phrases in Basque? "I would certainly have spoken in Spanish," Rajoy said, adding that the position of the PP "is also that of Mr. Semper."

Upon entering the plenary session of Congress, Alberto Núñez Feijóo has assured that he "yes" liked Sémper's speech, much criticized in private by his own colleagues in the caucus. And the joint act of Felipe González and Alfonso Guerra? "Very interesting," he said.

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