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Catalonia challenges Madrid and will hold an independence referendum next year

Thursday, September 29th 2016 - 12:33 UTC
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Catalonia is to hold a referendum on independence in a year’s time in a move that will infuriate Madrid but which should also return power to the pro-indy campaign in the regional assembly. President Carles Puigdemont told the Catalan Parliament yesterday: “We will look for an agreement (with central government) until the very end, we will at every moment work with the will to hold a referendum in agreement with the state. Read full article


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  • tezza

    Good for them, if they all voted against Rajoys extreme right wing PP in the coming election, they might get a government a lot more sympathetic to their justified cause.

    Sep 29th, 2016 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSes Doido

    Good on you Catalans!

    Sep 29th, 2016 - 03:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    This should be fun.

    Not that the Catalans will necessarily vote for independence, knowing that they would be out of Europe as a result.

    Nevertheless it is going to piss on the Francoistas parade in Madrid.

    Full blown hissy fit in Brussels, another rich bit leaving.

    Sep 29th, 2016 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Catalonia should be fully supported,
    the British government today told Spain Again, no deal,

    Spain apparently wrote to other EU members demanding they do not include Gibraltar in any talks,

    Now you would honestly think that a country that is all but bankrupt , still cant form a democratic government , 50 % unemployment amongst the young ,
    Plus Catalonia on it back,
    you would think they would have enough to worry abt, rather than keep on crying over Gibraltar,

    they do say, losers don't know when they are beaten.

    Sep 29th, 2016 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Rajoy, podràs fotre el camp.


    Dolça Catalunya,
    pàtria del meu cor,
    quan de tu s’allunya
    d’enyorança es mor.

    Visca Catalunya, visca Catalunya lliure!
    Catalunya del meu cor....

    Sep 29th, 2016 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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