Batet admonishes the JxCAT spokesperson for eradicating a Spanish flag: “It is an unacceptable lack of respect”

The president of Congress, Meritxell Batet, has criticized the Junts parliamentary spokesperson, Miriam Nogueras, for eradicating the Spanish flag from the establishment’s press room earlier than showing earlier than the media on February 21, a gesture that she considers an “offense towards a nationwide image” and an “unacceptable lack of respect for the establishment”, and has warned him that he’ll take motion if one thing related occurs once more.

This is made clear within the letter that he has despatched to Nogueras, thus complying with the settlement adopted final week by the Congress Table, after the request of PP, Vox and Ciudadanos that he not merely let the episode starring the spokesperson go by. of the Catalan independence formation.

Before his look earlier than the press on February 21, Nogueras eliminated the nationwide flag by one meter to take away it from the digital camera shot and left solely the European flag as an alternative, alleging that it represented him greater than the rojigualda and that, as well as, it was “very cool” inside the tv airplane.

In the letter, Batet conveys his “whole rejection” of his conduct on behalf of the Board of the Chamber for assuming “an offense towards a nationwide image, such because the flag, and an unacceptable lack of respect each for the parliamentary establishment and for all of the residents it represents.

In addition, it stresses “the responsibility to respect the configuration of the frequent areas of Congress meant for communication functions”, emphasizing that its “components” and their location “usually are not freely accessible to licensed individuals” for using the press room.

Demands “respect” for parliamentary order and self-discipline

In this context, Batet reminds Nogueras that, with out prejudice to the prerogative of parliamentary immunity and his proper to freedom of expression, Article 16 of the Rules of Congress obliges him to respect “order, courtesy and self-discipline parliamentary procedures” and that, subsequently, it should “adjust to the principles that govern the functioning of Congress and keep away from any motion that could possibly be offensive to the decorum of the Chamber or State establishments”.

For all these causes, the president of Congress calls for that the Junts spokeswoman “chorus from appearing on this method sooner or later” and warns her that, in any other case, she’s going to undertake the required measures to ensure order within the premises of Congress, within the train of the disciplinary and police powers conferred by the establishment and the Regulations”.