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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Catalan Separatist MPs to Defy Madrid?
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Catalans have a legitimate right to self-determination. Spanish law otherwise can't deny them – only ruthless state power, if ordered, perhaps coming ahead.
On Thursday, Catalan parliamentarians will hold a plenary session, a day before Spanish senators vote to strip the region of autonomy.
They'll discuss PM Rajoy's response to their declaration of independence, temporarily suspended, urging dialogue Madrid rejected.
They'll decide whether to defy his imposition of regime rule over the region, undermining its autonomy.
Catalan President Puigdemont called Rajoy's tyrannical intention "the worst attack on the institutions and the people of Catalonia since the decrees of the military dictator Francisco Franco."
By letter, he told Rajoy if Spain's parliament "block(s) dialogue and continu(es) r
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