Friday, 13 December 2013

For the Unionist grouping Better Together their biggest ally outside the UK is Spanish Prime Minister  Mariano Rajoy,s who back in November aid it was important that Scots were “realistic” about the consequences of a ‘yes’ vote next year and warned against “regions” of member states embarking on “solo adventures”.It became clear  that Rajoy,s,  leader of the governing Peoples Party, main concern was based on his own problems when he vowed vowed to block an attempt by Catalan leaders to hold an independence referendum on November 9, 2014.
A few hours after Catalan political chief Artur Mas unveiled the date and wording of the poll, the Spanish leader refused even to countenance a break-up of the nation.
"It is unconstitutional and it will not take place," Rajoy,s told a news conference.
"This initiative collides head-on with the foundation of the constitution which is the indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation," 
Catalan President Artur Mas has announced that the referendum on independence for Catalonia would l be held on November 9th 2014. The referendum will have a double question. The first one will be asking: 
"Do you want Catalonia to become a State?".
 The second one will be asking: 
"Do you want this State to be independent?".
The double question has been agreed by four out of seven political parties in the autonomous Catalan Parliament, including the two largest parties (pro-sovereignity centre-right Convergence and Union, CiU (50 seats), and pro-independence centre-left Republican Left, ERC (21 seats). Two smaller parties (pro-sovereignty ecologist Initiative for Catalonia, ICV (13 seats) , and pro-independence leftist Popular Unity Candidature CUP (3 seats) have also given their support.

Opposed  where the People Party 19 seats ,the Socialist 20 seats and the ani- nationalist Citizens party 9 seats.

So although it was a clear majority 86-48 the Spanish government will try to block any referendum.

These are the friends of Better Together .who whether you support Catalonian Independence or not deny them the right to chose.

Let us here no more from Better Together quoting warnings from a Right Wing Spanish politician on Scotland's place in Europe who deny Catalonia even the right to vote on Independence even though the vast majority of its elected members voted  for one.

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