Gary Paterson: The EU risks turning support against itself over mishandling of Catalan crisis
Political activist Gary Paterson is scathing about the EU's response to Spanish police violence in Catalonia
EUROPE'S failure on Catalonia is a PR disaster and a disregard of its own values that is already having consequences, and sadly the European movement appears oblivious to it. From a Barcelona polling station, I witnessed and shared in disbelief and anger at the poor response to disproportionate violence against unarmed citizens.
Scottish parliamentarians turn out in support of Catalan referendum
Figures from Scottish politics have joined with Catalan delegates to defend Sunday’s vote
THE SOLIDARITY between Scotland and Catalonia ahead of Sunday’s embattled Catalan independence referendum was further articulated on Thursday night, when figures from Scottish politics came together with a delegation from the Catalan Government to explain the unfolding situation and defend a right to democracy they claim has been imperilled.
Catalan Vice-President Oriol Junqueras: Fight for a people that weeps, do not weep for a people that fights
In an open letter, Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras writes from prison in Spain urging Catalan citizens to claim their democratic rights on 21 December
THE following is a translation of a letter sent by Oriol Junqueras to the Catalan people.
SNP MP: Catalan Government must "take whatever steps necessary" to achieve statehood
Douglas Chapman was in Barcelona to observe the independence referendum
DOUGLAS CHAPMAN, the SNP MP for Dunfermline and West Fife and a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group of Catalonia, has endorsed claims by the Catalan Government that it has won its right to statehood following its landslide victory in Sunday’s independence referendum.
SNP MSPs call on European Commission to condemn Spain and defend Catalan referendum
The open letter from SNP MSPs demands a “free, fair and non-intrusive referendum in Catalonia”
26 SNP MSPs have signed an open letter, drafted by SNP MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse Christina McKelvie, calling for the European Commission to “adopt a formal, interventionist position” on repressive measures by the Spanish Government and to ensure a “free, fair and non-intrusive” vote on the independence of Catalonia take place.
SNP Youth delegation will head to Catalonia before independence referendum
The Spanish prime minister is on record saying “there will be no referendum” for Catalonia next month
THE SNP youth are heading to Catalonia to show support for the planned independence referendum.
Around 20 members of the group will be joined by Plaid Cymru Infanc (youth) when they head off on 28 September.