Catalan Referendum

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

'There can only be blood' in Catalan independence, says George Galloway

'There can only be blood' in Catalan independence, says George Galloway

'There can only be blood' in Catalan independence, says George Galloway

Our host delivered an impassioned monologue over the unfolding crisis in Spain

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sturgeon has met to make a statement in reaction to Catalonia's independence declaration

Catalan independence: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon urged to recognise new country

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon urged to recognise Catalonia

Scottish separatists ask why Nicola Sturgeon hasn't yet spoken out

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has spoken out on Catalonia

Catalan independence: Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood urges Wales to recognise new country

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood urges Wales to recognise new country

Wood praises Catalonia for withstanding Spanish oppression

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

Motion passed following secret vote in Parliament today

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says Parliament will decide whether to trigger independence declaration

Catalan leader says Parliament will decide whether to trigger independence

Puigdemont made the comments this afternoon

Carles Puigdemont is ready to row back from his independence demand, according to Spanish sources

Catalan independence: Carles Puigdemont speech suspended without explanation

Catalan independence: Carles Puigdemont speech suspended without explanation

Puigdemont had been expected to announce fresh elections rather than independence in headline speech

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ronaldo and other stars will be forced to travel in an unmarked bus

Catalan independence: Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid forbidden from travelling on team bus to Catalonia for security reasons

Real Madrid barred from travelling on team bus to Catalonia for security reasons

Team officials will instead send bus to Wembley ahead of Champions League clash with Tottenham

The Catalan independence debate continues to rumble on

Catalan actress Anna Maruny Castillon 'bombarded with personal threats after starring in pro-independence 'Help Catalonia' video

Catalan actress 'threatened and bullied' after starring in pro-independence vide

Castillon appeared in Help Catalonia

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Spanish parties 'agree to take control of Catalan Government and media'

Spanish parties 'agree to take control of Catalan Government and media'

Major parties reportedly agree to take over Catalan institutions

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Spain will impose direct rule on Catalonia as deadline passes

Spain will impose direct rule on Catalonia as deadline passes

Spain will impose direct rule on Catalonia as deadline passes

Article 155 of the constitution will be triggered and Catalonia will lose its right to govern itself

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Speculation has been rife that Barca will join the Premier League

Real Madrid president says there's no way Barcelona will be joining the Premier League

Real Madrid president says there's no way Barcelona will be joining the Premier

Florentino Perez says the prospect of Barca leaving La Liga is unthinkable

The EU has refused to recognise the result of Catalonia's independence referendum

Catalan independence: 'Nicola Sturgeon is being a candid friend to the EU over its mistake in backing Spain's crackdown'

'Catalan independence debacle is draining support for the EU in Scotland'

EU leaders will remain in a very dark place until they recognise Catalan independence - and there's no reason for Sturgeon to join them

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Carles Puigdemont offers Mariano Rajoy two months to initiate independence dialogue

Spain blasts Catalonia over independence declaration response: 'It's not hard to say yes or no'

Spain blasts Catalonia over independence response: 'It's not hard to say yes or

The Catalan leader announced his move to temporarily suspend the independence mandate to open discussions with Madrid

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Catalonia declared independence in suspense on October 1

Catalonia, the Spanish view: 'The most painful thing is how preventable it's been'

Catalonia, the Spanish view: 'The most painful thing is how avoidable it's been'

talkSPORT's Spanish editor Alvaro Romeo describes the pain and frustration he feels watching Catalonia gradually slip away

Catalonia independence declaration is signed and temporarily suspended

Catalonia: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy asks Carles Puigdemont to clarify whether he has declared independence or not

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy asks Catalonia: Have you declared independence or not?

Mariano Rajoy is planning to send a formal warning to Carles Puigdemont, according to reports in Spain

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Catalan independence: Reports of dispute among Catalan lawmakers on eve of declaration

Reports of dispute among Catalan lawmakers on eve of independence declaration

Reports of dispute being Carles Puidgemont and left-wing CUP lawmakers

Catalonia declared independence this afternoon

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont declares independence - but leaves it on hold

Carles Puigdemont declares independence - but leaves it on hold

Carles Puigdemont made the declaration this afternoon

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Catalonia's referendum continues to generate controversy

SNP calls on Spain to recognise Catalan independence referendum result

SNP calls on Spain to recognise Catalan independence referendum result

Scottish separatists pass motion urging Spain to recognise referendum as valid

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Catalonia could declare independence in a matter of days

'In the long-term it could really pay off, but there are so many variables': A Catalan economist's take on independence

'Long-term we could be very wealthy': A Catalan economist's take on independence

Jon Sindreu of the Wall Street Journal discusses Catalonia's post-independence economic prospects

Catalonia voted for independence by an overwhelming margin on Sunday, but turnout was low

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to delay independence declaration

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to delay independence declaration

Puigdemont had been tipped to declare independence on Monday

Former French Prime Minister says Catalonia independence would be 'madness'

Former French Prime Minister says Catalan independence would be 'madness'

Former French Prime Minister says Catalan independence would be 'madness'

Manuel Valls, who is a resident in Barcelona, made the comments in a local TV interview

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Catalan leaders have pledged to honour the result of the referendum

Spain suspends Catalan Parliament before it can declare independence

Spain suspends Catalan Parliament before it can declare independence

Spain's Constitutional Tribunal tells Parliament it can't meet to formally declare secession from Madrid

Sabadell is reportedly considering a number of alternative locations

Catalan referendum: Economic turbulence begins as Sabadell bank mulls leaving the region

Catalonia faces Brexit-style economic turbulence as banks consider leaving

Sabadell is considering moving its base to Madrid or Alicante, while Caixa says no decision yet made

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Catalan independence likely to be declared on Monday after Parliamentary resolution

Catalan independence likely to be declared on Monday

Catalan leaders agree to meet on Monday after Carles Puigdemont's confirmation that he wants to declare independence as soon as possible

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Catalan regional government claims over 800 people were injured

Catalan referendum: Human rights group Amnesty condemns 'excessive and disproportionate force' used by police

Amnesty condemns 'excessive force' used by police in Catalan referendum

The watchdog says it has sent a deployment to Catalonia

Monday, October 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Catalan independence vote: 'There is a possibility of violence going forward', says radio station owner

Catalan independence vote: There is a strong possibility of more violence, says local ex-pat

There's a strong possibility of more violence in Barcelona, says local ex-pat

Jim Kent, the founder of Barcelona City FM, spoke to Daisy McAndrew about the region's critical and controversial vote

Catalan leader says region has 'won statehood right' in referendum marked by violence

Catalan leader says region has 'won right to statehood' after blood-stained referendum

Catalan leader says region has 'won right to statehood' after referendum

The independence vote in the region of Spain was marked by violence

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

'Catalonia and the government in Madrid are headed for a big confrontation', says editor

'Catalonia and the government in Madrid are headed for a big confrontation', says editor

'Catalonia and the government in Madrid are headed for a big confrontation'

John Peet, The Economist's political editor, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the escalating tension in Spain ahead of an independence vote in October