What do Scots make of the Catalan independence crisis?
Ever since the Catalan independence vote, the region’s flag has been flying all over Scotland. James Blake is in Glasgow to find out what people are thinking.
Sport imitating politics: Real Madrid and Girona FC
Real Madrid played Girona today, amid the political tensions in Catalonia. Jonathan Rugman was at the match.
Tens of thousands of pro-unity demonstrators take to the streets of Barcelona
Tens of thousands of demonstrators protest in support of Spanish unity. Some called for the sacked Catalan separatist leader, Carles Puidgemont, to be jailed.
Rajoy asks Catalan leaders if they have declared independence
The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has asked the leaders of Catalonia to clarify whether or not the region has declared independence. His demand could be the first move towards suspending Catalonia’s autonomy. But Mr Rajoy said he wanted to restore “certainty” and accused the Catalan President of having created “deliberate confusion”. Yesterday the Catalan…
Professor Jaume Lopez: ‘Ball in court of Spanish government’
Professor Jaume Lopez, from Pompeu Fabra University, discusses Catalonian independence.
Anna Arqué: Spanish government’s behaviour ‘outrageous and appalling’
Anna Arqué, from the International Commission of European Citizens, discusses Catalonian independence.
Catalan President steps back from immediate independence declaration
Ever since the referendum on October 1, we have been waiting for the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont’s next move. There have been huge demonstrations in favour of independence and against the police brutality that marred that flawed vote. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets, not just in Madrid, but in Barcelona, calling for the…
Catalonia on the brink
There has been significant push-back on several fronts against Catalonia’s moves towards independence. Yesterday hundreds of thousands of demonstrators descended on Barcelona. Today more businesses announced that they would shift their headquarters outside Catalonia if the region broke away, and France declared that it would move to expel an independent Catalonia from the EU. All…
Alfred Bosch: ‘There will be some kind of declaration of independence’
Alfred Bosch, from the Republican Left party, discusses Catalonian independence.