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Did Catalonia declare independence or not?
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the leader in Barcelona until next Monday to answer, dangling the threat of direct rule.
Rajoy reacting to a Catalan president’s speech where Carles Puigdemont first pledged to respect “the will of the people“ in the wake of that banned October 1st referendum, then declared suspected suspended independence and offered dialogue.
Has it gone too far for all that?
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