Pressure grows on Catalan pro-independence parties to support Pedro Sanchez’s budget to stem the rise of the far right in exchange for nothing
After so many months of limited non-violent action, how is it possible that Catalan activists are still treated like terrorists? It is like a recurring nightmare.
And there are the Catalans, in limbo in their non-republic, lost in the wilderness, unsure which way to go.
Independentism and its leaders are involved in a “coup”, they are “Nazis”, a “virus”, a “germ”. People who are mobilising in Catalonia act like “idiots”, they are “criminals”, “violent” or “extremists” to whom the “Penal Code must be applied” because they have leaders who are “sons of bitches” or “like rapists”
This article is a response to City of spies: how the battle for Catalonia divided Barcelona, by Michael Stothard, which appeared in the Financial Times on Friday 15 June, 2018