21 September 2017
Green Party MEP Molly Scott Cato has called on Theresa May to condemn the actions of the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after his government arrested Catalan officials and used police forces to inspect the offices of newspapers and politicians. The move comes as Rajoy stepped up efforts to prevent Catalonia from holding a referendum on independence.
Scott Cato said:
“Spain feels like a powder keg ready to go off and it is up to those of us who believe in democracy to claw the Madrid government back from the brink. Theres May needs to show moral leadership, condemn the unjust actions of Rajoy’s government, and call on him to release the Catalan officials he has arrested, pull his troops off Barcelona’s streets, and engage in constructive dialogue with the region’s politicians. It’s ten days until the planned referendum in but it feels like we have just ten hours to save Spanish democracy.”