Sad day for democracy, the spanish Government have decided to overthrow the democratically elected catalan government and then call elections in the region. Democratically this does not make sense as it is very clear that the pro independence parties would win any election by an even bigger majority than they have now, but it seems that the Spanish plan is not to allow any party stand that has anything contradictory to the constitution in the programme. A bit like not letting pro abortion parties go up for election in Ireland. If Europe can stand up for that kind of democracy I honestly don’t know why they spend their time criticizing the likes of Turkey or Venezuela.
In saying that, all of this is easier said than done, it remains to be seen what the stance of public service workers will be when it comes to working under the new regime, it would not surprise me if unilateral independence is declared tonight.