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Catalonia parliament speaker in round of talks to decide on Puigdemont's future

Friday, January 19th 2018 - 10:01 UTC
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The new pro-independence speaker of Catalonia's parliament on Thursday started meeting party representatives to pick a regional president, with exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont in the lead for the post. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    PM Rajoy- Gibraltar “this is the such territory in Europe and that affects to our own integrity territorial”, said Mr Rajoy, (Daily Telegraph, 26 September 2013). Spain uses the same territorial integrity argument to deny that the people of Catalonia do not have the right to self-determination. To take a look at territorial integrity and how this 'may' impact on self-determination,

    Gibraltar – Territorial Integrity:

    Jan 19th, 2018 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    There are only two possible positions on the subject of Catalonia. Either one holds to the principles of democracy, freedom, governance by consent and self-determination. Or one “believes” in despotism, dictatorship and greed. If it's the first, one supports the Catalans. Spain is a prime example of despotism, dictatorship and greed. The same “principles” that Spain uses to “claim” Gibraltar, refuses to hand Ceuta, Melilla and various islets over to Morocco and steal Gibraltar's resources.

    There should be a call for Spain, together with Turkey, to be ejected from the United Nations and NATO. Ordinary people can help by crossing Spain and Turkey off their lists of holiday destinations and retirement locations. In western Europe, Portugal, southern France and Italy are just as good.

    Catalans have been seeking their freedom for at least 1500 years. People should read the history. And disregard the illogical assertion that Catalonia's vote for independence only involved 40% of the electorate. Catalonia is overrun by “foreigners” from Andalusia, the Basque country, Castile, Valencia, Galicia and so forth. All part of the Francoist attempt to cow and destroy Catalans.

    Jan 21st, 2018 - 09:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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