The Catalonian regional parliament has declared it will start the process of creating a “new independent state in the form of a Republic”. The agreement, backed by all the main independence parties, also agrees to ignore all rulings from the Spanish Constitutional Court and to “exclusiviely” obey those rules issued from the regional parliament. The parliament has agreed that the Constitutional Court no longer has any power with Catalonia as the process it has embarked Continue reading Catalonia signs independence agreement→
Rajoy said this morning that he, and any future Spanish government, would ensure that Scotland would never enter the EU. He’s got nothing against Scotland per se, I assume, but he’s sending a clear message to Catalan nationalists that they mustn’t, God forbid, actually assume Spain is a democracy or anything similar. “Independence of these small regions” he pontified in Congress, “brings only poverty, and these breakaway regions threaten to torpedo the European project”. He Continue reading Rajoy tells Scotland to feck off→
According to a survey by the influential CIS organisation, 59,6% of Catalans want outright independence from Spain. But the survey also shows that people are more outraged about the denial of their basic democratic rights: 87.3% of the population would accept the result of a referendum, the same survey shows, and only 9.3% would continue to fight after a legal and fair referendum.
The PP and the PSOE are believed to have formed a joint working group of top brass, together with a direct “hotline” between the leaders of both parties, with the sole intention of presenting a united front against Catalan independence. Rajoy has publicly said that he will not go down in history as the PM who allowed Spain to fracture, and Rubalcaba (the PSOE leader of the opposition) is as firmly opposed to any talk Continue reading PP-PSOE establish a “hotline” and joint working group against Catalan independence→
Más of Catalonia warned last night that he refuses to rule out the possibility of “unilateral independence” for the region if Madrid continues to refuse to discuss greater autonomy for Barcelona. “It’s not our first option, or the best one, nor the one we want. But it is still our last resort” he warned Madrid. Más announced on Thursday that he would call a referendum on greater autonomy for the region in November, against the Continue reading “Unilateral independence still on the cards” warns Catalan President→