The spokesman for the Spanish People’s Party essentially threatened execution if the President of Catalonia proceeds with a declaration of independence.
Says PP Spokesman Pablo Cassado:
“Let’s hope that nothing is declared tomorrow because perhaps the person who makes the declaration will end up like the person who made the declaration 83 years ago.”
This is a reference to Lluis Companys who was the leader of the Catalonia (ERC) political party and was executed on the orders of Francisco Franco.
The rhetoric is indicative of the rabid desperation of the Madrid (and EU) overlords. I don’t think the vast majority of people remotely grasp how far any establishment is willing to go to maintain their power and control.
I attempt to explore this psychotic phenomenon in my novel Indivisible.