1st October - Law News

2106th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's video story: As Catalonia prepares to hold a historic referendum on whether to split from Spain, Catalonia's pro-independence President Carles Puigdemont, a former journalist, talks to Al Jazeera. He says “one important thing has happened in the past few days. There is a new majority in Catalonia, a wide ranging majority amongst the Catalans people which has grown that want to vote – be it ‘yes’ or ‘no’, but they want to vote and this is unstoppable. Referendums are not carried out by the courts or the police, its voters who make up a referendum… The wish to vote is unstoppable. You cannot put a brake on it.…Today the debate is not between independence yes or no, it’s above all between those who wish to create a new state right from the grassroots. A modern state. Or to continue with an authoritarian state which can cut back on our freedom, our liberties, to compel us to continue forming part of this state.”

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