Former EP president says Catalonia is ‘sick’ and wounds must be ‘disinfected’
Country not diseased but instead ‘occupied’ by people Socialists supported retorts Catalan president; comparison is ‘monstrosity,’ says ERC candidate
Catalonia is a “sick country,” and before wounds can heal, “they must be disinfected.” This, according to socialist and former president of the European Parliament Josep Borrell, who commended Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) leader Miquel Iceta for his reconciliation efforts but warned that if wounds are not disinfected they will “rot.”
In the same speech, Borrell also claimed that “there are no political prisoners,” and also addressed incarcerated vice president Oriol Junqueras, accusing him of creating a division between “good and evil” in Catalonia. The socialist also criticized Catalonia’s public television TV3 as being too pro-independence and “bombarding (viewers) day and night with the same message. Ultimately, the former EU organization leader also predicted that pro-independence forces would not prevail this election, and he urged Iceta to “stop" the independence process.