The Spanish Constitutional Court has sentenced that the Catalan Statute doesn’t fit in the Spanish Constitution. A heavily watered down version of the Statute approved by 90% of Catalan Parliament in 2005. It was mutilated by the Spanish Parliament but even then afterwards it was approved by the Catalans in a referendum has now been further cut by a court. After all these changes this Statute is now a step backwards from the one approved in 1979.
In an exhibition of Spanish imperial arrogance a court has defied people’s will. A handful of judges think they have the right to amend what the citizens voted.
This has completely shut down any aspirations of all Catalan people who believed in a middle way, that Catalonia could one day be comfortable inside of Spain. The dream is over.
The reactions in the Catalan blogger scene and twitter are countless as I write these lines. This is it. The final straw.