While Prime Minister Fiala was about 30 minutes ahead of the deputies, Babiš needed about 8 minutes for a critical speech. In it, in addition to attacks on the current cabinet and questioning its capabilities, he defended the steps of his government, which he described as successful. He called on his successors to continue the ongoing projects, which he said were funded. When he had agreed, 36 Members had spoken for the debate, according to the scoreboard.
The government feels that it is flowing into its shoes, and that is why it is creating an alibi why it will trip its voters as in the past, Babiš said. According to him, this is why Prime Minister Fiala Fiala with his New Year’s speech in his New Year’s speech that this year will be one of the most difficult in the Czech Republic for history. “If anyone went through a difficult period, it was our government,” he said. According to him, the Czechia, on the other hand, is experiencing one of the best periods in its history. He accused the former opposition party of throwing sticks at his feet throughout the covid pandemic and being the only one in Europe to abuse the situation.
He also denied that his former government could blame for the current rise in prices, which he said is due to international influences. He denied that his cabinet would cause inflation by giving money to the people. He said that if the government cuts, then in combination with “those theorists from the Czech Bank” who destroy citizens and citizens, to disaster. According to him, the government will curb inflation or achieve the promised savings without any cuts. According to her, she would have to reach out to people, cut money on defense or build highways.
In his speech, Babiš criticized the Czech National Bank, which, according to him, is the only central bank in Europe and in the world still raising interest rates. He spoke of “Rusnok’s dear” and warned that mortgages would become more expensive for people. He described the CNB’s approach and claimed that its action would deal a blow to the economy and citizens.
In his speech, he also dealt extensively with European issues. He noted, for example, that statements about European solidarity are just words, because each country is fighting behind closed doors for itself.
Schiller: The government’s program contains only empty and general phrases
According to the chairwoman of the YES deputies, Alena Schillerová, the program statement of the government of Fiala contains only empty and general phrases without specific numbers, they contradict each other and are a mockery. Schiller said this today in the Chamber when discussing the government’s request for confidence. Prior to her speech, in accordance with an earlier resolution of the lower house, she requested the presence of all cabinet members in the Chamber.
“The government’s program statement will bring neither hope for stability nor growth prospects,” former Finance Minister Schiller explains why she does not express confidence in the cabinet. According to her, the intended measures of the government would mean another state debt of at least 70 billion crowns a year.
According to Schiller, Fial’s government is trying to present itself as the savior of public finances, but does not plan any savings beyond what each government would advance in the period after the coronavirus epidemic. According to her, there was a “booming emptiness” in the ministers’ statements, when they had to describe how to achieve savings. At the same time, members of the government “zigzagged like (football player Lionel) Messi”, said Schiller.
In its roughly twenty-minute speech, the former Ministry of Finance, in accordance with the chairman of ANO and former Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, calculated the successes of the former ANO and CSSD government with the support of the Communists. According to Schiller, the current government, which is made up of representatives of five parties and movements, has a real mayor, and that is to “hold together.”
The government has not yet offered a solution to the problems, the SPD will not support it, Okamura said
According to the chairman of the opposition SPD, Tomia Okamura, the government of Fiala has not yet offered any specific solution to rising energy and food prices or support for housing construction, and is pushing for subordination between the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance. Therefore, the deputies of the SPD movement will not support the cabinet, Okamura said during today’s meeting of the Chamber of Deputies to express confidence in the government.
“Before the vote of confidence, the government did its utmost to prove that it was a threat to our society,” Okamura said. He mentioned in this context the European Union’s climate goals, which the cabinet sees as an opportunity. According to Okamura, however, it is this green policy that is behind the rise in energy prices.
According to the chairman of the SPD, the cabinet is holding the worst “what Brussels and its ideologues are pushing for”. “Few countries have such a local relationship,” Okamura said, talking about treason.
The leader of the SPD criticized, for example, the procedure of the Purple government during the coronavirus crisis and the December meeting of the then candidate for the Minister of the Interior Vít Rakušan (STAN) with the police president Jan Švejdar, who then announced his retirement. According to Okamura, this meeting is to establish a House Commission of Inquiry. Various points on the government’s program have become the target of Okamura’s allegations, including health care, environmental protection and foreign policy.