The 8-M closed with the controversial veto of the Government Isabel Díaz Ayuso to the participation of the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero , in a ceremony held in a school in San Blas.
The prohibition, according to sources from the Madrid Executive, was to avoid the “indoctrination” of minors by the leader of United We Can . This decision triggered the reproaches of the purple and, throughout this Tuesday, the rest of the games. With the exception of the leaders of the PP.
Montero had been invited by the Gómez Moreno Secondary Education Institute . However, the regional government canceled the act considering that the minister was going to give a “political act” and that she had not provided all the details of the event that would allow assessing whether or not the security and hygiene measures were being violated.
However, sources from the Ministry of Equality indicated last Monday that the event had been “planned for weeks.”
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, before presiding this Monday at the headquarters of the Ministry of Equality the institutional act on the occasion of March 8
IN THE 8-M
The Government conspires to park its tensions and promote its feminist agenda
This Tuesday, several popular leaders applauded that the Ministry of Education, finally, did not allow the holding of that meeting, although they have not put forward reasons related to the coronavirus. “I am glad that he did not give that talk because the kids do not deserve indoctrination.
We are not against institutional visits, but one issue is institutional visits and another is this,” declared the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida .
Along the same lines, the president of the Community has pointed out that “a father does not have to see Minister Montero indoctrinating his son in class” and has asked the leader of United We “to go at other times and parents decide if your children go or not. ”
The only one who has referred to health reasons has been the Minister of Education and Youth, Enrique Ossorio , who has asked if Montero “perhaps because he is a partner of the vice president of the Government or minister, it is thought that the rules of others”.
” There is no health problem, it is a problem with feminism, ” Montero responded late last Monday. Next, he said that the government of Díaz Ayuso has “shown that they are liars” by wielding health issues when the mayor himself “is clearly saying that they prohibit an educational activity when they do not like it.”
This Tuesday, the spokesman for United We Can in Congress, Pablo Echenique , lamented this “sectarian veto” and condemned Ossorio’s “disgusting words” for referring to Montero as Pablo Iglesias’ wife . In addition, the purple leader has assured that Díaz Ayuso is the “gateway” to the institutions of the extreme right and has warned that the cancellation of the act “shows that it is an ultra, a threat to democracy and the rule of law “.
The national spokesperson for Podemos, Isa Serra , also called the attitude of the Community of Madrid “shameful”. “His attacks make feminism stronger,” he declared on Twitter.
His party partner and president of the United We Can parliamentary group, Jaume Asens , assured that Díaz Ayuso is afraid that students “will spread rights, social awareness about the feminization of poverty, or about the consequences of their neoliberalism.”
However, the purple are not the only ones who have charged against the autonomous government. The PSOE spokeswoman, Adriana Lastra , has indicated that the veto is “regrettable” and incomprehensible. ”
” What the president is trying to do in the Community of Madrid is to indoctrinate, “explained the socialist leader, recalling that Díaz Ayuso wanted to promote the parental censorship defended by the Santiago Abascal party .
“Imagine to go to the back, which we had vetoed a minister of the PP. It would be commenting until in time and would be a scandal , ” said the spokesman of ERC , Gabriel Ruffian . The leader of Más País , Íñigo Errejón , beyond pointing out how “extremely serious” and “very dangerous” the veto is, has also proposed a similar exercise for the Catalan Republican deputy:
“Can you imagine that the President of the Catalan Government or that the Lehendakari prohibited an act of a minister in their territory? Can you imagine what level of tension and political discussion there would be? “, he asked.
The EH Bildu spokesperson, Mertxe Aizpurua , has added to the criticism , who has stressed that the reasons for canceling the meeting are “incomprehensible.” In addition, he stressed that last Monday the general secretary of Vox, Javier Ortega Smith , was allowed to go to the Ramiro de Maeztu school in the Community of Madrid to visit the sports facilities that were damaged during the Filomena storm.
Outside the classrooms
The Cs spokesman, Edmundo Bal, has assured that “politics has to be outside the classrooms”, but that “there are politicians who are not very willing to reach out and dedicate themselves to doing politics where it is not.”
On the other hand, the parliamentary spokesman for Vox, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros , has ironized that he “loves that Minister Montero goes everywhere” and that he thinks it is “phenomenal” because it shows what the feminism they defend in United is Can.