As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy spoke to the nation on Sunday night, Catalans could be forgiven for thinking he lived in a different world, let alone a potentially different country. "We have been an example for the world," said the Spanish premier.What sort of example is up for debate."They are mad, just crazy," 21-year-old Meritxell Ros told us. She was showing us the welts and bruises on her father's back after an encounter with Spanish riot police on the outskirts of Barcelona. National police had arrived in force at the polling station to try and wrest the ballot papers and boxes from local organisers.In a demonstration of people power, hundreds braved a hail of rubber bullets, batons and riot shields to force a retreat by the police. It was an unforgettable sight on a day full of unexpected violence.
Far from being concerned about heavy-handedness, Ms González argued that the Spanish government had done too little to prevent the defiance on the part of Catalonia's leaders. "This is no time for half measures. We should bring all the powers over health, education and other services back to Madrid and leave Catalonia without a penny. They'd soon come to heel."
Southern Italy is still quite nice.
However, there is a systems conference somewhere in France in the spring. But I don't speak french.
Quote from: teeming brown mass on October 01, 2017, 03:11:15 PMSouthern Italy is still quite nice.Hot as fuck tho
Quote from: Bilirubin on October 01, 2017, 07:59:49 PMQuote from: teeming brown mass on October 01, 2017, 03:11:15 PMSouthern Italy is still quite nice.Hot as fuck thoalso full of the greasiest of italians
Northern Italy has a similar "we should have independence from the greasy poor southerners, and all the refugee trash" thing going on too.
Welp.http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/europe/catalonia-general-strike-protests-barcelona/index.htmlCivil war seems more likely than not, I think.
Quote from: uncool on October 04, 2017, 07:24:13 AMWelp.http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/europe/catalonia-general-strike-protests-barcelona/index.htmlCivil war seems more likely than not, I think.That would get Spain suspended from the EU. They can afford that less than they can afford losing Catalunya.