Barcelona will pursue independence without Madrid’s consent


Members of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) follow the vote of the independence resolution at the regional parliament on a screen placed on a street in Barcelona, Spain, 09 November 2015. The regional parliament approved the joint resolution made by Catalonian parties 'Junts pel Si' (Together for the yes) and 'CUP' to start an independence process for Catalonia, a resolution that the Spanish Government has already announced they will be taking to the Constitutional Court.

Barcelona will pursue independence without Madrid’s consent

The Catalan government in Barcelona will trigger a process of secession without the approval of Madrid.

The Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, Raül Romeva, told the Guardian that Barcelona will move towards a non-consensual process, even against the letter of the Spanish Constitution and, if need be, defying the ruling of the Constitutional Court.

The new tone emanating from Barcelona is a reaction to a scandal that erupted in June when the left wing news website Público revealed a recordi...

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