In the coming days Madrid will issue an arrest warrant for President Puigdemont of Catalonia on the charge of Rebellion.
It has the sound of something from a bygone age ,something that happened in the 18th or19th Century,not something that happens in 2017.
It leads one to believe this will not end in a 30 day custodial sentence and a €500 fine for the good President.
The last President of Catalonia to declare Independence Lluís Companys was put up against a wall in 1940 by Franco’s fascists and shot.
He remains to this day the only incumbent democratically elected President of a European country to ever have been executed.
Let us hope that this remains the case forever more.
However we do not know what the intentions of this extreme right wing minority government of Spain is in regards to President Puigdemont,we don’t even know if this charge of Rebellion…
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