European Commissions issues a “fake declaration” over Catalan independence

EU President Juncker issued a strongly worded response to a question tabled by a PP MEP on whether Catalonia could become independent country recognised by the EU. The Spanish version of Juncker’s response left no room for doubt – Catalonia could not become independent in the eyes of the EU unless the Spanish parliament permitted it. This was quite a scoop, because the EU has been faffing about refusing to be clear about the matter Continue reading European Commissions issues a “fake declaration” over Catalan independence

Rajoy loses it on national radio and is rather publicly humiliated

There’s a reason PM Rajoy doesn’t do more interviews – he’s crap at them. He went on Onda Cero’s “Más de Uno” national radio show today to talk about this weeks Catalan elections, which the nationalist parties are turning into a referendum. Rajoy told presenter Carlos Alsina that “if the nationalists win, everyone in Catalonia will lose their Spanish and European nationalities”. No they won’t, said Carlos. And why not? Asked Rajoy in a puzzled Continue reading Rajoy loses it on national radio and is rather publicly humiliated

Pro-Independence parties could win at the Catalan elections

Thus ensuring all hell breaks loose. The coalition of pro-independence parties Junts pel Sí looks set to become the biggest party after the 27 Sep votes in Catalunya, which are being touted as an unofficial referendum on the future of the region. Throw in the projected 8 seats that are going to the other pro-indep party CUP and they have enough seats for an absolute majority. President Mas of Catalunya, who now looks set to Continue reading Pro-Independence parties could win at the Catalan elections