“23F is over, the government was changed and what was the first thing the PSOE did? La Loapa”

The former mayor of Barcelona and leader of TriasxBCN in the City Council, Xavier Trias (Junts), said this Monday that the PSOE was “behind” the coup d’état of February 23, 1981 to stop autonomous development.

“I believe that the socialists were behind” 23F, he responded in an interview with Ser Catalunya collected by Europa Press, when asked if he considered that the King was behind the coup d’état.

Regarding whether he believes that the socialists did it to stop autonomous development, he said: “What happened? 23F is over, the government was changed and what is the first thing the PSOE did? La Loapa”, in reference to the Organic Law of Harmonization of the Autonomous Process.

“There was a coup d’état on February 23. Nobody can believe that this was a coup d’état by Mr. Tejero. Maybe there are still some innocent people who believe this,” he said.

Regarding whether the then leader of the PSOE and later president of the Government, Felipe González, knew this, he has answered that he does not know.

However, he has said that, at a lunch that González and Trias shared with the then president of the Generalitat Jordi Pujol and the businessman Pere Duran Farell, González showed a good attitude in relation to linguistic normalization: “Always, in all things, There are chiaroscuros.”

Xavier Trias has assumed that they will criticize his statements and attribute them to the fact that he is older.

“The non-recognition of the territories that exist on the Iberian Peninsula is a mistake. It is sad to hear some statements. I feel sorry for Felipe González, Ramón Jáuregui and people who have been important,” stressed Trias, who believes that he was not found a satisfactory solution during the transition regarding territorial fit.

He is in favor of supporting the investiture of Pedro Sánchez “but not at any price” and has called on him to clarify what he wants to do with Catalonia, highlighting that the ball is in the socialists’ court and that the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont made it clear assumption.

“The underlying problem is that there is no recognition of Catalonia as a nation, and they must decide whether this recognition is made or not,” said Trias, minimizing that the acting vice president of the Government, Yolanda Díaz (Sumar), defended that a possible amnesty law must entail the renunciation of unilateralism.


He has also celebrated the inclusion of co-official languages ​​in Congress and has defended that, from now on, interventions must be made in Catalan in the Lower House.

“If you can do them in Catalan, we have to do them in Catalan,” said Trias, who believes that they should fight so that they can also use the language in Europe.