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Spain facing its worst political storm in forty years: fears of social unrest in Catalonia

Thursday, October 19th 2017 - 08:14 UTC
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Spain’s political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level on Thursday when political leaders in Madrid and Barcelona are expected to make good on pledges made to their supporters to stick to their tough positions over the region’s future. Read full article

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  • darragh

    “Madrid can in theory sack the local administration and install a new team, take control of police and finances, and call a snap election.”

    How would that work then supposing the existing Catalonian authorities declined to let them.

    Oct 19th, 2017 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lightning

    Spain better find a way to blame Gibraltar quickly!!!

    Oct 19th, 2017 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Besides their ridiculous attitude to Gibraltar this illustrates the stupidity and pettiness of the Spanish government. Rather like the EU.

    Oct 19th, 2017 - 01:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    “Madrid can in theory sack the local administration and install a new team, take control of police and finances, and call a snap election.”

    You mean, like, martial law. Again.

    When I lived in Catalunya we had a military governor. Civilians could be (and were) tried and convicted in military courts.

    Franquismo is alive and well in Espanya.

    Oct 19th, 2017 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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