9 Oct 2017

Sturgeon says EU should mediate over Catalonia

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told this programme the EU should mediate an agreement between the Catalan and Spanish governments. There’s significant support for the Catalan separatist movement at the SNP annual conference, but the leadership has been careful not to interfere in the dispute that has raged in Spain. Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that her aspiration to call another referendum on Scottish independence has not been erased by the general election, which saw the party lose a third of its Westminster seats. But fighting what she calls “extreme Brexit” is the party’s most urgent priority.