A political battle that arrives, after months stagnant, to the courts. The war of hairdressers between the Popular Party and the Minister of Justice, Pilar Llop, will follow its course in the Constitutional Court after being admitted to process, as the world has known, the appeal presented by the popular voting against the vote annulment in The Senate of VAT drop in this type of establishment.
A controversy who, now, is reborn after months paralyzed. On June 25, LLOP, at the time president of the upper house, annulled a vote made one day before a proposal to apply a reduced rate of VAT to hairdressers, which would reduce the rate from 21% to 10%.
This vote, initially, was not scheduled: that same Wednesday, the Senate approved including an amendment in the Antifraud law with which to lower VAT in these establishments, as claimed by the sector. At the time of voting, only the socialist group was positioned against, and the proposal was approved.
A day later, the President of the Senate was welcomed article 151.5 of the Regulation to justify the annulment of the vote on this matter.
At that time, from the environment of the presidency of the high chamber it was argued that the groups had made the decision to include this point in the order of voting «against the criterion of the services of the camera and with the vote against The three representatives of the Socialist Group "at the table.
At that time, at the end of June, since the PP was indicated at LLOP as responsible for an unprecedented decision in the parliamentary records of our country: the cancellation of a vote already carried out in the Chamber.
A "unilaterally" executed movement, according to the PP spokesman in the Senate, Javier Maroto, "is an unprecedented democracy attack. I ask for his resigue and demand the PSOE that he never again presents LLOP to President because he would have consequences. "
The truth is that at LLOP, at the end of June, there was little more than ten days left to stop preside over the Senate. The Government crisis of July 10 reformed the socialist wing of the Executive, and Pedro Sánchez chose Pilar Llop as a new Minister of Justice, replacing Juan Carlos Campo. The experience of her as a magistrate and her profile at the Senate's controls convinced the president of the government to include her in her team.
However, the admission of the recourse to process to study whether the decision made by pillar llop in the Senate was unconstitutional is now, believe the popular, more serious because it is part of the Council of Ministers and manage the Government's Justice Portfolio.
In any case, more than six months after the incident by which the PP claimed its dismissal, the controversy is reopened on an unprecedented veto.Updated Date: 09 January 2022, 19:43