The December 21 comes amid deepening polarisation in Catalonia and could additionally exacerbate the situation.
Rafa Perez Bel
Rafa Perez Bel is a Barcelona-based writer and MA student.
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Despite what Madrid is saying, activating Article 155 means it will take direct control over Catalonia.
Catalan government made it clear that it is ready for constructive dialogue. Now the ball is in Madrid’s court.
We, as Catalans, want to and have the right to change the terms of our relationship with Spain.