THE governing Popular Party in Spain on Tuesday, October 13 responded to criticisms of Spain’s National Day by the mayors of Barcelona and Madrid.
The parades in Madrid on Monday were deemed to be an excessively costly celebration of “a genocide” by Barcelona mayor Ada Colau. The mayor of Cadiz, Jose Maria Gonzalez, also called the parades into question and declared that the Columbus inspired day was “nothing to celebrate.”
Popular Party congressional spokesman Rafael Hernando did not name either mayor directly but his comments about “some people” who sit inside a mayor’s office are pointed.
Referencing opposing views like those of Colau and Gonzalez he said that comment like that “show how ignorant and dunce-like some people are, who either know very little about history, or who have read very few books, or who have travelled even less.”
Columbus’s discovery of the New World on October 12 ,1492 is something which Hernando says he is “very proud” of. He also said that Spanish people ought to be proud of the humanitarian support its military provides across the world.