Echoing the sentiment from his prime minister Mariano Rajoy, in a nationwide address on Tuesday night, Spain’s King Felipe VI said that Spanish democracy is in a serious moment, and accuses Catalan separatist leaders of violating constitution.
“For some time now, certain officials in Catalonia have repeatedly, consciously and purposefully breached the constitution and their statute of autonomy”
Toeing the government line, the King said referendum plans were illegal, and that it is “irresponsible” to conduct risks economy.
The King appealed for calm, says he remains committed to unity and, without a trace of irony, the unelected monarch said that Catalan separatists have “shattered Spain’s democratic principles.”
Some more highlights of his speech, courtesy of The Spain Report:
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 3, 2017.