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Montevideo, November 21st 2018 - 00:20 UTC
Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers were released with conditions in Belgium on Sunday after turning themselves in to face a Spanish warrant for their arrest. Read full article
Lol. I'd laugh if according to EU human rights law Puggy can't be extradited. But if he does get sent back and put in the clink, this is making Spain look bad. You would think by the furore in Spain that Puggy and his mates were suicide bombers, not people that had declared a different view. Totally over the top from Spain, the facts are that Catalonia has not broken away from Spain, and that if Spain had held an in out referendum it would have been likely that the remainers would have won. Now the separatists will be seen as political prisoners which effectively they are if they are in prison and stoke independence fires even higher. Talk about major mismanagement. British politics can be despaired at but feel grateful, that at least we are nowhere as backward as Spain. It also shows the EU, value the human rights of murderers, and religious clerics that preach hate, but not people seeking democracy though I will be proved wrong if those same rules prevent Puggy's extradition. While this is happening, Spain seem to be quiet on Gibraltar. And after and if this all blows over, if Spain's foreign minister, with his slightly more sensible approach than Margallo to Gibraltar, even imagine that Gibraltar are at any time in the next 5000 years persuaded to join Spain when her laws would do nothing but jail Gibraltarians , just for insisting they have self determination, he's kidding himself. Spain has done little to endear itself to anyone outside it's borders and just shows that the EU political bandwagon is great to escape from.
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