Puigdemont’s second letter to Rajoy

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This is the letter which President Puigdemont sent Spain’s PM Rajoy this morning. Deemed by observers to be intelligent and designed to deal with EU’s grey leadership in a pedagogical … Read More

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Puigdemont and the coalition parties refine their strategy: a declaration of independence as response to 155

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The president guarantees to PDECat that he will “press play” and move towards an extraordinary plenary within a few days. Government members consider the “less worse” option of calling new elections but ERC, Democrats and the CUP reject it. The parties prepare for the “decisive phase” if an intervention into self-government is declared.

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Unionists force drivers to shout “Viva España” and assault an RAC1 journalist

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Protesters participating in the unionist demonstration last night in Plaça Francesc Macià in Barcelona were recorded blocking the passage of drivers who refused to shout “Long Live Spain!”. The crowd let cars through whose drivers shouted slogans supporting the unity of Spain, only. The aggressiveness of some demonstrators has provoked some moments of tension.

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SEAT Martorell’s plant committee says they’ve received Royal & Political pressure to leave Catalonia

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Matías Carnero, president of the plant committee of SEAT Martorell, has told Basque public broadcaster EITB, that they have received “political and monarchical pressure” to change their registered office and that “during a meeting in the Zarzuela [Palace, the Spanish monarch’s official residence] after 12th October, there were conversations about the future of SEAT”.

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Barcelona Town Council halts actvity

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This morning’s committee meeting has been suspended in protest at activists Sànchez and Cuixart imprisonment News of the imprisonment of ANC and Òmnium Cultural Chairpersons, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, … Read More

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Trapero avoids prison

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Head of Catalan Police testifies regarding his version of the events on September 20th and 21st, when 14 Catalan government officials were arrested, responding to charges that he did not do enough to aid the Guardia Civil during the arrest and seizure process.

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A heroic 1st October picture

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Catalan elderly folk dance a “Sardana” in protest for Police charges (#1-O BCN)   A group of elderly people dance the Sardana (Catalan national dance) on Rambla Prim in the … Read More

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