Autonomous presidents and leaders of the PSOE have questioned this Friday the words of the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, about macro-farms and have opted to continue developing the sector with demanding environmental and quality criteria.
Upon their arrival at the headquarters of the PSOE to attend the Federal Committee of the party, the leaders have refused to enter into the controversy of whether or not the minister should be dismissed, considering that the decision corresponds only to the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez.
However, the president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, has launched a criticism against Garzón by pointing out that “mistakes in life and in politics go in the same proportion to the workload” and that, as says a saying from his land, “when the devil has nothing to do, he kills flies with his tail.”
García-Page has pointed out that “when someone screw up, as (Garzón) has done, and it is not the first time, it is best to rectify it,” since “nonsense can be said in all languages and in all latitudes policies ”, but the important thing is to rectify.
As for whether he considers that the minister should be dismissed, García-Page has indicated that the decision depends on Sánchez and that, “it is enough that the opposition asks him one thing, so that he has to do the opposite.”
For this reason, he has considered that the PSOE must “leave it very expensive that it thinks in a very different way” and that its real concern is the economic recovery and the battle against the coronavirus.
In addition, he pointed out that “there have not been quality controls” like the current ones in life, so the important thing is to agree with the sector on a “balanced” legislation that takes into account environmental interests and the development of the industry.
For his part, the PSOE candidate for the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Espadas, has assured that the livestock sector is a “sector of beauty in which economy and employment are created and of which we are proud”.
Asked about Garzón and if he thinks he should resign, the Socialist candidate has assured that despite the minister’s statements “probably not being the correct ones, the country is not up for controversies from the right wing.”
For his part, the secretary general of the PSOE of Castilla y León and candidate to preside over the Junta de Castilla y León, Luis Tudanca, when asked if he thinks Alberto Garzón should resign, has said that “positions to resign” should be done by Mañueco, the president of the Junta de Castilla y León for doing “something more serious against producers” such as not having supported the Food Chain Law. “Mr. Garzón has been wrong and the PP is hypocritical,” he has sentenced.
Also the former Minister of Health and leader of the PSC, Salvador Illa, has underlined his conviction that the primary sector complies with all the quality requirements imposed by the EU and has its support.
Finally, former Vice President Carmen Clavo has also refused to enter into the controversy and has limited herself to highlighting the “important work on environmental sustainability” that the Government is carrying out.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.