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In the middle of so many tons of dirt in the war on behalf of the State, the conclusions of the commission's inquiry into the so-called 'Operation Catalonia' (the smear campaign against pro-independence Catalan officials) should not fall on deaf ears. Possibly the most significant political set-up to try and end the most important democratic right that has seen the light in western Europe for several decades. All this through a complex network that weaved through the sewers of the state [also in reference to Las cloacas de Interior TV documentary: 'Spain's Secret Cesspit'], and in which politicians, police officers and journalists all took part. Because of its gravity, a required ethical commitment to democratic hygiene was necessary from the outset to arrive at the end - something, however, that has unfortunately been completely impossible since the first moment. Of this situation, of silence first and to protect the illegality later, brought about by the Popular Party (PP), there are others responsible who, ultimately, have been necessary collaborators and without whom an absolute majority would not have been achieved in the Chamber of Deputies, and who are none other than the socialists [the PSOE, Spanish Socialist Workers' Party] and citizens [Ciudadanos party].

For several months many of the participants in the Parliamentary commission have provided precise information regarding the actions of the state's cesspit - information that has not been denied, and should have required the intervention of the Public Prosecutor's Office on more than one occasion but instead, a lot of the initiated proceedings were repeatedly archived. It happened with respect to the lunch at La Camarga, in the two meetings between the ex-minister Jorge Fernández Díaz and the former director of the Anti-Fraud Office Daniel de Alfonso, and with evidence found in the TV documentary produced by Jaume Roures [Las cloacas de Interior; 'Spain's Secret Cesspit']. The seriousness of what we have learned has been directly proportional to the efforts to draw a curtain and hijack the public debate in the name of safeguarding Spain. An idea shared by many of the alleged criminals - that for the sake of the unity of the fatherland, everything is allowed. That was the response from one witness when asked directly by a deputy, "What would you do for the unity of Spain?" He replied without any thought: everything.

The final conclusions have led to a political majority that goes beyond what is common in Parliament, since the two groups of Junts pel Sí (Together for Yes) and the CUP (Popular Unity Candidacy) have been joined by CSQP (Catalonia Yes We Can). Although the conclusions are likely to end up [filed] again in the Public Prosecutor's Office — as the three groups do not have great illusions that the attitude is now different — it does not take away the importance that from the Parliament they have jointly asked for the resignation of the Spanish prime minister, the deputy prime minister, as well as all members of the executive that had any relationship with the 'Operation Catalonia', to which it is necessary to add Jorge Moragas, the chief of staff of prime minister Mariano Rajoy.

The least that can be said is that the 'Operation Catalonia' has been a disgrace in itself and an act of political indignity. Remaining on the fringe of these actions, to put oneself in a more comfortable position to not worry those that carried it out or those that protect them, today might have its advantages. But the damage caused is irreparable for the international image of Spain, and irreversible in the relationship between the Catalan and Spanish governments.