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Message started by Nigel on Jun 10th, 2017 at 3:33pm

Title: Re: Here we go again... Catalunya independence again
Post by Nigel on Sep 10th, 2017 at 12:13pm
The latest news:

- This week the Generalitat illegally passed a law for the referendum. They obviously see themselves above the law and can break it as they wish.

- They sent letters to all the town halls obliging them to provide locations for the voting to take place. If they do, however, they will be breaking the law and exposing the public employees to possible legal repercussions.

- 600 of the 948 town halls have consented to provide voting facilities.

- 6 of the 10 largest and most inhabited cities town halls have refused to comply as they refuse to break the law. L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Terrassa, Mataró, Tarragona and Lleida.

- Barcelona have not agreed either (21% of the voters are in Barcelona). Ada Calou, the Mayoress, has refused to put either the public workers or the administration at risk of breaking the law until there are assurances in place from the (Catalan) government that there will not be repercussions.

So the government is allowing themselves to break the law. A good example they are setting. How can they then expect the people they govern to keep the law when they refuse to keep it themselves? Anyone caught breaking the law can argue that the government is allowed to break the law without repercussions to so why should the authorities expect the people to abide by the law?

Maybe, to coin a very famous phrase, ´We are all equal but some are more equal than others'.

The game continues....

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