No respect even for the victims of his own party’s terrorism. The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, had no word, no gesture, to recall last November 21 the assassination of the socialist Ernest Lluch in the hands of ETA. Precisely one day after experiencing a new concession to the Bilduetarras in exchange for Bildu supporting their budgets.
Bildu spokesperson, Mertxe Aizpurua, confirmed the worst news for the Civil Guard of Navarre: before the end of March 2023, they will lose their traffic powers to the Foral Police. This is a historical claim of the Basque nationalists, who thus see more closely one of their objectives: to expel the Beneméritas from the Community.
The executive also confirmed in writing to Bildu thehand over management of new taxes to banks and energy companies which will be collected directly by the regional administrations of the Basque Country and Navarre. A privilege that no other autonomous community will have.
The PSOE’s social media account remembered Lluch, albeit concisely. He limited himself to posting a video of the Minister of Education, Pilar Alegriain which the birthday was remembered.
But nothing seems to have changed from one year to the next. If this Sánchez 2022 has reminded the death of Lluch kidnapping the Civil Guards of Navarre, a year ago, they have already accepted the approach of ETA prisoners in the Basque Country or in neighboring prisons.
In early June last year, the Home Office gave the go-ahead for the transfer of four new prisoners from the gang, including some notable names. Such as Inaki Krutxaga Elezkanothe material executor of the former socialist minister Ernest Luchwho waited crouched in a parking lot to fire two bullets in the head.