Catalan vote would've been illegitimate even w/o Madrid's heavy-handed intervention. Generalitat has ridden roughshod over democratic norms.
9:18am Oct 1st 2017 via Twitter for iPhone
Better to see today's events principally as theatre - with risks, but possibly also political rewards, for both sides.
9:20am Oct 1st 2017 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to JeremyCliffe
(Including for Rajoy. I watched in Madrid y'day as c10,000 protested against referendum. A pro-referendum counter demo attracted around 70.)
9:23am Oct 1st 2017 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to JeremyCliffe
Recklessness on both sides is making a sensible long term solution - a negotiated extension of Catalan autonomy - ever harder.
9:25am Oct 1st 2017 via Twitter for iPhone in reply to JeremyCliffe
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