SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct. 5 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The national secretary general of the Canary Coalition (CC) and senator for the Autonomous Community, Fernando Clavijo, assured this Wednesday that the Government’s announcement to extend the free subscriptions for journeys on commuter and medium-distance trains and to leave out the application of the 50% discount on the buses “is not an oversight but a contempt of the Government of Pedro Sánchez to the Canary Islands and must be corrected”.
The leader of the Canarian nationalists pointed out in Madrid that “there is no justification for not only extending the measure but expanding it to 100% as in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands” and acknowledged that the State “does not respect either the Government or a Canarian president who responds to the insults of the state government to the islands by bowing its head”.
Likewise, he reiterated that “there are no excuses, what is clear is that for the Government of Sánchez, the Canary Islands are second-class citizens and this is reflected in their policies.”
For this reason, Clavijo demanded that the President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, go beyond exchanging letters with the Ministry to ask for what corresponds to this land “for once, side with the Canary Islands and plant facing Madrid” to correct this new punishment.
Fernando Clavijo goes further and as CC demanded since the measure was known, he demanded that the bonus for bus journeys not only be extended to 2023 but also be extended to cover 100%, picks up a CC note.
“If there are free trains in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, there must be free buses in the Canary Islands,” he commented.
The also senator for the Autonomous Community showed his “concern” about the place where the Canary Islands will be in the General State Budgets after learning that it is left out of one of the star measures of the Sánchez Government.
In this sense, he recognized that the PGE for the State “must do justice to the Canary Islands and must comply with the Canarian jurisdiction.”
However, he insisted that CC “will always be in favor of dialogue and will never” oppose social measures such as the rise in pensions.
However, he stated that they will not allow “less investments to be made in the Canary Islands when the unemployment and poverty indicators are the highest.” “We are not going to favor or that there is more poverty, or more inequality or more social exclusion in the archipelago” “, she indicated.
The leader of the Canarian nationalists also regretted that the Government “did not open the negotiation of the accounts before approving them, especially at a time like the present and with a recession on the horizon.”
Likewise, he assured that it is necessary to wait before indicating the position that the nationalists will maintain, but he advanced that they will not renounce that “the Canarian jurisdiction is complied with and that they include agreements such as that of educational infrastructures, employment or hydraulic works, as well as the sentence of roads that still haven’t materialized”.