Thursday 19 October 2017
MADRID: Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday said the regional parliament could vote on a formal declaration of independence from Spain if the central government failed to hold talks with Catalonia, ignoring a deadline to drop a secession bid.
“If the government continues to impede dialogue and continues with the repression, the Catalan parliament could proceed, if it is considered opportune, to vote on a formal declaration of independence,” Puigdemont said in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Puigdemont made the letter public only minutes before a 10am deadline he had been given by Rajoy to retract an ambiguous declaration of independence he made last week.
JG: the falange goverment of Mariano Rajoy is EXTREMELY STUPID.