Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo atiende a los medios de comunicación


At the entrance of the crisis, ideology came before the facts. The most terrible image of that unpredictability was the great demonstration of the 8-M

  • At the end of the crisis, there is a risk that ideology will again blind reason and good decisions. We cannot make the same mistake that was made at the entrance of the crisis
  • We insist on the launch of the Coronavirus Monitoring Commission to exercise the natural and necessary control, and present initiatives to improve the way out of this crisis
  • It cannot be that the Government claims power for itself and blames the Autonomous Communities. That is a wicked move.
  • The Government of Madrid is allocating the largest budget in its history to Health. Madrid has seven of the ten best hospitals in Spain
  • We want Spain to get out of this crisis as soon as possible. At the entrance of the crisis there has been a great problem, which is to put ideology before facts and warnings. The most terrible image that will remain of that unpredictability and of putting ideology before science was the great manifestation of 8-M.
  • In the management of the crisis, the Spanish have given the President of the Government the maximum powers and he returns the least efficiency. The state of alarm is a transaction between society and its rulers: we give the ruler maximum powers in exchange for the maximum solution and management efficiency. But that transaction is failing and we ask the Government to exercise all those powers that it has with diligence, strength, determination and intelligence.
  • At the exit of the crisis, which is going to be very long, it cannot be that the same mistake is made as at the entrance. At the entrance of the crisis, ideology blinded reason and good decisions, and at the exit there is a risk that ideology will again blind reason and good decisions. President Sánchez and Vice President Iglesias speak of clearly ideological and political solutions as if they were trying to unite a majority of the left on the back of this crisis, talking about social reconstruction, but rather socialist, and despising the private sector.
  • We have seen with great concern how the opposition's areas of control and initiative have been limited and curtailed. We claim that Congress must be open, not only because we want it, but because the Constitution says so in the article on the state of alarm.
  • The philosophy and spirit of the Constitution is that 'to more crisis, more Congress', and with that idea we ask for a Coronavirus monitoring Commission, which is not investigative because there will be time to analyze everything that happened, but a forum within Parliament where we can exercise not only the natural and necessary control, but also present initiatives to improve the way out of this crisis. I hope that the groups that form the government coalition will accept it.
  • I have been looking at the growth figures of public investment that has been made in the Community of Madrid in the last ten years and there is an increase. I understand that now the sad battle of the story begins to see who we can blame: to the right, to the left, to the cuts, to the private sector, to the public … let's go to the facts, which is the place where we can meet and debate knowingly.
  • In 2020, which is the year we are in, the Government of Madrid is allocating the largest budget in its history to Health: 8,200 million euros. 40% of the expenditure of the Community of Madrid budget is destined to Health. In the Community of Madrid there are seven of the ten best hospitals in Spain. Per capita spending from 2010 to 2017 has risen by 8.5% and in Spain as a whole by 0.6%, and healthcare staff has risen from 2010 to 2020.
  • I am amazed at what the Madrid Health Service is doing, what is being done at Ifema with the help of the Army.
  • The Government of Spain claims for itself all powers and when things go wrong then it blames the Autonomous Communities. You have the maximum power and you have the maximum responsibility, and now you have to make sure that the tests arrive, where are the tests? And where are the suits? And where are the masks? That is the responsibility of the Government of Spain to deal with it urgently. That is a desperate cry that is not only launched by the Communities of the PP, but also by the Socialists. It cannot be that the Government claims power for itself and blames the Autonomous Communities. It is a wicked move.




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