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FC Barcelona and the Catalan struggle for independence - The Conversation UK

FC Barcelona's motto “mes que un club” or “more than a club” is emblazoned across the team's website, splashed across the seats of its Nou Camp stadium and embroidered on the collars of first-team shirts. The slogan dates back to the Catalan club's ...and more »

King Felipe: Catalonia's authorities have 'scorned' all Spaniards with referendum - The Guardian

Spanish monarch uses strongly worded television address to chastise Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, for attempting to break the 'unity of Spain'. Sam Jones in Barcelona. @swajones. Wed 4 Oct 2017 02.14 EDT First published on Tue 3 Oct 2017 ...and more »

Catalonia referendum: 90% voted for independence, say officials – as it happened - The Guardian

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Catalan referendum: preliminary results show 90% in favour of independence - The Guardian

Spanish prime minister defends violent response to poll, as raids on ballot stations by riot police leave hundreds of Catalans injured • Catalan referendum – live · Sam Jones, Stephen Burgen and agencies. Sun 1 Oct 2017 19.04 EDT First published on Sun ...and more »

Thousands protest and strike over Catalonia referendum violence - The Guardian

Municipal police in Barcelona say 15,000 demonstrators stopped traffic, as schools, universities and FC Barcelona shut down. Stephen Burgen in Barcelona and agencies. Tue 3 Oct 2017 08.14 EDT First published on Tue 3 Oct 2017 03.22 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Catalonia and Spain need a compromise, but who can deliver one? - The Guardian

Spain is hit by a sudden crisis that could have been avoided. A German-style confederation could still work – if there are politicians prepared to try it. Giles Tremlett. Sun 1 Oct 2017 14.09 EDT Last modified on Mon 4 Dec 2017 09.47 EST. Share on ...and more »

Catalan leader calls for mediation with Spain over independence - The Guardian

Carles Puigdemont says EU 'cannot look the other way' after almost 900 were injured in referendum crackdown. Ripples from Catalan referendum could extend beyond Spain · Sam Jones and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona. Mon 2 Oct 2017 09.26 EDT First ...and more »

Spanish government crushes Catalan independence dreams – at a high price - The Conversation UK

Europe has had a rocky ride with referendums in recent years: think of Greece's anti-austerity vote in 2015, or the Brexit shock and Italy's failed constitutional referendum in December 2016. As the UK found with the 2014 Scottish independence vote ...and more »

Could Catalonia make a success of independence? - BBC News

Pro-independence parties have won a slim majority in the Catalan parliament. The regional election backfired on the Spanish government, but for now Madrid remains firmly in control, under emergency powers invoked in October. What if Catalonia were to ...and more »

Catalan referendum: Clashes with police leave nearly 900 injured, says Catalonia government - The Independent

Almost 900 people were injured in clashes during an independence referendum banned by the Spanish government, Catalan authorities have said. The region's department of health said four people remained in hospital, including two in a serious condition.and more »