Spain's PM rejects Catalonia referendum

"I do not want a Catalonia impoverished or outside the EU", PM Rajoy said.

Spain's PM rejects Catalonia referendum

World Bulletin / News Desk

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has again rejected a possible independence referendum by Catalonia’s regional government.

Speaking in parliament on Wednesday, Rajoy said he would not permit a vote on independence for the northern-eastern autonomous region.

"I do not want a Catalonia impoverished or outside the EU," he added.

Answering a parliamentary question from pro-independence Republican left politician, Alfred Bosch, Rajoy said such a decision was for the whole of the Spanish people.

"You cannot disobey the constitution. This is obviously a red light and not democratic. There will be no referendum," Rajoy said.

Bosch said the Catalonian people were waiting for a 'green light' for full democracy and full freedom.

In February, the Spanish parliament rejected plans by Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence in November 2014.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Mart 2014, 15:05
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Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden - 7 yıl Önce

This makes no sense. 25% unemployed in Spain and the PM says he doesnt want them impoverished. Spain is one of the worst off EU states, why would anyone what to be a part of the Defaulting Spain. That is Doublethink. George Orwell would be pleased to see the insane mind is still at the top