The Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, has criticized the “wristband patriotism” of the Popular Party for “criticizing Spain in Brussels” and has reminded the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, and the mayor of the capital, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, that Madrid “is not his”.

This was expressed by Robles in his speech at the presentation of the socialist candidacy of Reyes Maroto for mayor of the capital, where he has also vindicated the daily work of the socialists for Spain and for Madrid.

In this sense, he has lamented that the PP “does not like that Spain has a presence in Europe” and has warned that “there is nothing worse than seeing an opposition party that is going to criticize Spain in Brussels”.

“Instead of all being together helping each other, they are going to work to destroy what Spain is doing. And then they talk about patriotism, but what patriotism is that? Wristband patriotism?” Robles questioned.

Thus, he has warned the PP that Spain and the flag “belongs to everyone”, “not theirs”, just as Madrid “is not” owned by Ayuso and Almeida, “it belongs to the people of Madrid”.

Specifically, Robles has stressed that the capital “needs a change” that comes from the hand of Reyes Maroto against an Almeida “who was first with Casado, then pending what Ayuso did and now he is with Feijóo” while “not He knows very well if Ayuso is going to end up with Feijóo or not”.

“I don’t know if Ayuso is going to change Feijóo. I don’t know. And I don’t care, because you have to go, because you have shown that you are not working for and for Madrid, but thinking about your personal future”, has added in a message to Almeida.

In this way, he has called it “absolutely essential” that there be a new government team that is committed to a “dialogue and tolerant” capital, where “there is no confrontation.” “I don’t like to insult, I don’t like to confront, I don’t like to disqualify as is done from here in Madrid, in the Community and in the Mayor’s Office. I like what we socialists do, work, work every day,” has apostilled

In this way, he has highlighted that “work is what makes societies change” and not “when in the morning a mayor and a president of the Community seek to see what phrase they can say to make the other less”.