Spanish Government To Hold Emergency Cabinet Meeting Wednesday About Catalonia

Tyler Durden's picture

There is a lot of confusion as to what is going on in Spain at this moment, with The Spain Report noting that "TV presenters asking politicians and guests if there has been a declaration of independence or not, and that "Spain confused."

Wikipedia took a more pragmatic approach, and defined Catalonia's independence as lasting all of 9 seconds: from the moments Puidgemont announced independence, to his declaration literally 9 seconds later he was suspending the outcome of the Catalan referendum.

It did not help that moments ago, the following two Bloomberg headlines hit:


As AP explained, Catalan lawmakers are signing a document they are calling a declaration of independence from Spain, but are delaying its implementation. Regional president Carles Puigdemont was the first to sign the document titled "Declaration of the Representatives of Catalonia." After him, dozens of other lawmakers signed it.  The signing ceremony came a few hours after Puigdemont addressed the regional parliament, saying Catalans had earned the right to independence from Spain after a referendum on Oct. 1. But he called for dialogue with Spain's government, which has condemned the referendum as illegal and unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, the Spanish government has said it would not hold any dialogue with the breakaway region, whose referendum it has repeatedly said was illegal.

In an attempt to clarify matters, on Tuesday evening a Spanis government official said that the Spanish government will hold an emergency Cabinet meeting on Wednesday after Catalan lawmakers signed what they called a declaration of independence from Spain.

Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria made the announcement in Madrid hours after a speech by Catalan president Carles Puigdemont at the regional parliament in Barcelona. Puigdemont said Catalans had earned the right to independence but said separatists would delay implementing it for several weeks to give dialogue a chance.

But Saenz de Santamaria signaled that Spain’s government was in no mood to talk, saying that the Catalan leader “doesn’t know where he is, where he is going and with whom he wants to go.”

The Spanish Cabinet meeting will be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. (0700 GMT) and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is due to address parliament in the afternoon.

And so the painful waiting period has been extended for at least one more day before Spain announces whether it will or won't trigger Article 155, leading to the next, and potentially far worse, step in the Spanish sovereignty crisis.

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DownWithYogaPants's picture


I would like to remind you of the Granada series on the Spanish Civil War.  

All 6 part available to watch here.  Very interesting.

freedom1798's picture

Watch out.  This links to malware web site.  Avast caught it.

Belrev's picture

White leaders are such pussies. They sign delcaration of independence but delay implementation. What a bunch of cowards

knukles's picture

Send in the Elvis Impersonators.

Manthong's picture


Ten bucks says Madrid is going to go all Fascist Franco on Catalonia.


msamour's picture

I see your ten bucks and raise you eleven does. They are going to think on things for a few days. They would be fucking stupid to attract vad PR like they did last week. 

At this point smart people around the world are losing patience with faschists in Spain.

Slack Jack's picture

Don't be fooled into violence and war.

This article outlines roughly how people were fooled into the second world war:

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.

It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

Don Diego's picture

LOL, Catalans loved Franco, here being acclamated by hundreds of thousands in Barcelona in 1970. Very short clip, please note in the middle of the film, Franco's use of an open-top car very close to the crowds and buildings.


toknormal's picture

Is the 'love' you speak of the "deep affection" kind or the "stay out of jail" kind ?

Overflow's picture

And this is the day Franco entered Barcelona after two years of Commies and Anarchists domination.


see the video and judge by yourself.


Triggered by history... so cute!

toknormal's picture

I've seen. I've judged.

Overflow's picture

I missed the video link before.


This  one is much more close up to faces and descriptive for my point.


Anyway, I insist Franco died 42 yeaars ago. 

Don Diego's picture

more like gratitude, some of the signs welcoming Franco are in Catalan (language who was never forbidden by the Franco regime unlike the lies some people write here). The only thing that Franco did was to declare Spanish as the only administrative language (as has done France where Catalan and Basque are not used in the Administration).

toknormal's picture

I think you'll find that precluding any statutory use of a regional language where a majority speak it as a mother tongue is reasonably interpreted as a statutory 'banning'.

Xredsx's picture

Madrid for Brussels, think about it for a moment because i can't the term freedom. But i do see Soros foundation in all of this tho.

Manthong's picture


Brussels won't let Madrid lose Catalonia,

As I noted earlier

“Free” Kosovo…                      check
“Free” Afghanistan…               check
“Free” Libya”…                        check
‘Free” Iraq”…                           check
“Free” Ukraine…                      check
"Free Donbass"…                    not permissible
Free Scotland…                       permissible
Free Catalonia…                      unthinkable


Xredsx's picture

I get your point but why????? You see, the agenda of the nwo requires an end to Monarchy.. Yeah, i know, i am that amazing. You see, i don't pretend to be blind to the fact that bible prophecy is being played out... Audit and investigate all tax free foundations and expose the lawless man. Then just watch what happens. May God save the Queen.

Manthong's picture


All 1984 of the ruling elite NWO globalists at the current time are primarily concerned with Spain and the other EU countries staying in lockstep with Brussels.

I would not be surprised if they are thinking they need to go full totalitarian on Catalonia to set an example for northern Italy and other would-be defectors.


SmittyinLA's picture

NWO is undisclosed monarchy

kgw's picture

Madrid lose Catalonia? Catalonia is losing Spain! The Catalonian elite  will make out like the bandits they are, the rest of the Catalonians, not so much...

DownWithYogaPants's picture


That is due to Avast polling Yandex who found a translation that had malware included when there was an infection 4 years ago.  The offending pages have been removed but Yandex is VERY slow to re-index.  

So issue addressed and put to bed.  The Russian Yandex was much more interested in the foreign language translations than google.  That's why google shows ok.  Had to sign up for and I have to tell you it was a real headache figuring out what was going on.

z530's picture

That is due to Avast polling Yandex who found a translation that had malware included when there was an infection 4 years ago.  The offending pages have been removed but Yandex is VERY slow to re-index.  


Slow is an understatement...4 years to recrawl/re-spider a site?

DownWithYogaPants's picture

No.  The infection was 4 ish years ago.  Was one of those base64_decode things. Removed the entries in the PHP files but the static html files that were created by the Global Translator plugin sat in a cache folder unused and unscanned by google for that time.  Yandex must have only found these recently due to their other than english propensities.  This issue with Yandex was reported to me last week and so it has been about one week at this time that I deleted the static pages that had the base64_decode issue.

.......short answer has been 1 week since offending pages deleted. Yandex still not gotten to that.  I think when I looked at the list of offending link on Yandex that maybe 2 were now gone in from their list.

And if you think figuring all that out was easy when it's not really my specialty well you would be 1 headache in your underestimation.

sidfalco's picture

maybe on your shitty Windows XP machine. I've not heard of those documentaries and look forward to watching them.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

They are good.  I am very glad I watched them.  These government types they ain't quite right and you can see it in the lengths they will go to preserving their power.

freedom1798's picture

Fuck you, I have shitty Windows 7 machine.

Crazy Or Not's picture

It's refreshing to see some take a more reasoned approach by looking at the history...
Too many here engage mouth before brain.

Don Diego's picture

hello Crazy, did you celebrate tonight with your CUP friends your independence? it must have been a riot LOLZ

kgw's picture

the crisis  is not Spanish sovereignty, it's Catalan's! They are apparently not content with the fact that they are wealthy...They want it all!! Unfortunately, "they" only refers to the elite Catalanians...

Overflow's picture



Pretty biased, but not too shameful.   

RagaMuffin's picture

Confusion is not a bad strategy, as long as you know what's going on....     ;-)

serotonindumptruck's picture

If intentionally caused confusion can prevent your immediate arrest and (possible) execution, then Catalonia is doing the right thing.

Or maybe they are just prolonging the inevitable.

Don Diego's picture

you forgot to add the torture and the raping of his children before the execution

flaunt's picture

I smell (((a rat)))

wisehiney's picture

Columbus rode ms. santa maria.

Rainman's picture

.... suspect the winner of this shitfest will be whomever is commander of the armed forces ...  King of Spain last I heard.

lucitanian's picture

Interesting that the Deputy PM is making the statement and not Rajoy. Did they already decide to give him the heave-ho. Or is he busy signing the many arrest warrants to be issued by the Guardia Civil?

Let's call it a per-declaration of independence, a letter of intent subject to detailed negotiation. Not so confusing.

Yen Cross's picture

  So " Red Dawn" in Catalonia Wednesday a.m.?

TabakLover's picture

Catalonians can be independent............ just so they stand for the Spanish NA damn it!

Last of the Middle Class's picture

I smell a massive transfer of wealth and "reconciliation" Wednesday AM.

Don Diego's picture

it is good they sign the documents, judges love signatures.

Joe A's picture

Huh? But you said that they didn't declare independence. Rajoy doesn't agree.

Spanish government needs to sleep on it. Or more laziness? ;-)

Ok, enough with the trolling by my side. Bueñas noches.

Don Diego's picture

correct, he did not declare it when he spoke but now he is signing it. Even better, no malinterpretation possible. This makes things easier.

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

Bonus question: What is the most pressing question in the minds of Rajoy and Puigdemont?

trader1's picture

Rajoy invokes Article 155, but suspended.

Check, Puigdemont.

brain_glitch's picture

+1 hahaha the most proportionate measure!

Zero-Hegemon's picture

The next steps from Spain over Catalonia will likely involve a pair of large proverbial boots.

aliens is here's picture

Always next week just do it now and save us the suspense.

Overflow's picture

NO suspense, some spaniards have been trying to warn you all this was a farce.



Overflow's picture

Durden realizing he's been fooled and now, after thge showdown, starting to flip and reckon damage.

ZeroHedge snowflake division triggered.

ZeroHedge Doomers still waiting for the bloodbath LOL


 I'm loving it!