jueves, 9 de marzo de 2017

CATALONIA -- Democracy is on trial in Spain | catalan views

Democracy is on trial in Spain | catalan views

 Municipal councillors, mayors and members of government dragged through
the courts or under investigation in a politicised trial. No, this is
not an account of contemporary Turkey, but of longtime EU Member State
Spain, where advocating independence is taboo. I am abhorred by the
attempts of the government in Madrid to infringe on its Catalan
colleagues’ freedom of speech. Our party, the New Flemish Alliance, is
an advocate of self-determination and the right of each nation to decide
the scope of its autonomy. The right to debate at liberty within the
confines of parliament or to consult the people should not only be
self-evident, it is also quintessential in a democracy.

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