"The class consciousness of the powerful has had shameless expressions in recent days, such as Banco Santander and the CEOE saying they do not want us to be in the government. If they say that we do not have to be in the government, it is because we are the guarantee that there are policies that protect the people, "Iglesias pointed out.
Pablo Iglesias, general secretary of Podemos, has participated this Saturday in a campaign event in Barcelona in Comú with the mayor of the city, Ada Colau, and the municipal candidates Lucía Martín, Cristina Fallarás and Janet Sanz.
"Ada Colau has turned the 'Yes you can' into government policy", Pablo Iglesias has started by referring to the social measures implemented by the City Council since 2015: the creation of a municipal dentist service, the fight against tax fraud or the start-up of the Barcelona Eléctrica public power, because «the public can compete with equal to the same with the private, and it is a sign of what we will have to do when we are in the Government ».
"When we talk about democracy we do not only talk about procedures to select political elites, we do not just talk about voting every four years: we talk about people having public services and decent health care. Without dignity of those below there is no democracy«, Iglesias pointed out at the event held in Nou Barris under the motto 'Guanyem el futur'.
«Governing is not just managing. Governing is to represent interests ", and in that line," whenever Banco Santander or the power companies buy politicians and take them to their boards of directors, they demonstrate what class consciousness is: yours, because they need public representatives who are in the institutions ». "The class consciousness of the powerful has had shameless expressions in recent days, such as Banco Santander and the CEOE saying they do not want us to be in the government," Iglesias recalled. "If they say that we do not have to be in the government, it is because we are the guarantee that there are policies that protect people", As is Ada Colau so that "they continue to make left-wing policies that protect the social majorities in Barcelona."
On the political scene after the general elections, Iglesias said: "We are aware that the Government can not change all things, and we will have to negotiate, dialogue and know the weight we have, but we signed a contract with people, and that is that we came to politics to change things ».
The general secretary of Podemos has also reflected on the message sent by the citizenship on April 28: "The people of the neighborhoods have realized that behind the flags, behind the false patriotism, what was there was the interests of the privileged, the interests of energy companies, of banks, and that voting to stop the right was to vote for a government to defend public institutions, that defends that the public is the only thing that the people of the humble neighborhoods have to build their dignity: health, education, social rights. That is what has stopped the extreme right ».
In this line, Ada Colau has indicated: "On April 28, the people clearly said that they want a progressive government that allows us to advance in social policies, in dialogue, End the terrible tension and testosterone that has dominated politics in recent years. Do not forget the PSOE of this, which had many votes loaned ». In a municipal key, the mayor has warned: "The PSOE says it wants to agree with Valls, the candidate of the elites, to throw us out of the government of the city. And I say to Mr. [Jaume] Collboni: 'With Rivera not and with Valls, neither' ".
Colau has called to continue "opening the way with the strength of the people" and has recalled the popular and transforming momentum of 2015: "Four years ago we said: 'The Barcelona of the few is over, we want a Barcelona of the neighborhoods and the people'". In response, "when we arrived they said that the seven plagues would fall on the city of Barcelona, that communism had arrived, that we would ruin the economy and it would be the great disaster. But since we arrived all the economic indicators have improved in the city and the City Council has increased social investment and lowered the debt, demonstrating that when you do not steal you can manage much better ».
Saturday, May 11, 2019