Catalan Dispatches: Half-time

45,000 people. A demo with 45,000 people. That sounds quite a lot, but, let's be honest, it's not for Catalonia. The thing is, this wasn't in the streets of Catalonia, but in the streets of Brussels. Thousands of Catalans headed to a city 800 miles/1300 km away this week to protest for the release of … Continue reading Catalan Dispatches: Half-time


Catalan Dispatches: Independence Day?

At 6pm today (GMT+2), Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is to appear before the Catalan Parliament to discuss the 1st October referendum. The police have already shut off the park the Parliament building is in and nearby streets. Speculation as to what he’ll say is rife. Will the president brought in to office with promises of … Continue reading Catalan Dispatches: Independence Day?