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Spain moves to suspend Catalonia's autonomy 19 Oct 2017
The announcement came on the day when EU leaders meet in Brussels for two days of high-level talks, where the Catalonia issue was not originally scheduled for discussion.
 ... It said Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who is due in  Brussels on Thursday and Friday, has called an extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting for Saturday to approve the measures that will raise the Senate to "protect the general interest of the Spanish people, including the citizens of Catalonia, and restore constitutional order in the Autonomous Community".

I'm seeing no hint of Lincoln Brigades.

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by Cat on Thu Oct 19th, 2017 at 06:57:10 PM EST
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Actually,
an extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting for Saturday to approve the measures
Actually, to propose the measures for debate and approval by the Senate.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 20th, 2017 at 09:27:40 AM EST
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News I read Saturday heralds a week-long schedule for quorum and vote on the mystery package. Ima presume that doesn't include unexpected or unauthorized leaks.

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by Cat on Sun Oct 22nd, 2017 at 10:17:17 AM EST
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The whole thing took less than 12h of debates in the Senate, committed and floor altogether.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Nov 8th, 2017 at 11:48:57 AM EST
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But it did take place a week later.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Nov 8th, 2017 at 11:51:48 AM EST
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