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Rajoy campaigns in Catalonia and calls on the silent majority to convert voice in vote

Monday, November 13th 2017 - 06:44 UTC
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Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has said regional elections next month in Catalonia will help end “separatist havoc” in the northeastern region. Rajoy addressed a campaign event on Sunday on his first visit since imposing direct rule on the region a fortnight ago. Read full article


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  • EscoSesDoidao

    Ah yes, the 'silent majority' Lol.

    Nov 13th, 2017 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    If there's a “silent majority” it isn't Catalan. It's an “occupation population” from Spain “forced” into Catalonia by the economic ineptitude of the 36-year Franco dictatorship. And Rajoy and his Partido Popular are Francoist. The Partido Popular is a renaming of the Alianza Popular, a political party formed and then renamed by Manuel Fraga Iribarne, one of Franco's cronies. And the “policies” aren't a lot different either. Fascist dictatorship is alive and well in Spain.

    People could start by reading the Wikipedia article about Catalonia. The Catalans were free and independent from the end of the Western Roman Empire (5th century) to the 8th century. It was free, independent and sovereign from 1640 to 1652. The Catalan people want that back. And why shouldn't they have it? Free from Spanish and French oppression and suppression. Yes, part of the original Catalonia is now in France. What's wrong with the UN Charter “right” to self-determination?

    The Wings Over Scotland article is interesting. It demonstrates how a fascist dictatorship can present a facade of democracy and get away with it. Especially when supported by a supranational organisation with a similar lack of democratic principles. Ignore most of the comments. They are from ignorant Scots that can't, even now, accept that their forebears ruined their country so that they had to beg for union with England because they were bankrupt. And, 310 years on, Scotland is still bankrupt and subsidised by England. I have no idea why England bothers. Unless it's to try to avoid having 5 million whingeing, bankrupt peasants on its northern border. The UK even agreed to a referendum to see whether the people of Scotland wanted to remain part of the Union. Something Spain didn't dare do!

    The whole mass of the peoples of Europe should be demanding a referendum, open only to ethnic Catalans, in Catalonia with the purpose of forcing Spain to accept democracy.

    Catalunya Lliure (Free Catalonia)!!!

    Nov 14th, 2017 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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