It's Official! The Catalan Parliament has just voted for independence - 70 'Yes' (needed 68), 10 'No', 2 blank.
At the same time, there are unconfirmed reports that police are closing off roads around the regional parliament. Meanwhile, the Spanish senate has been debating the implementation of Article 155 in Madrid. Rajoy told lawmakers that Spain faced an exceptional situation and asked them to support his proposal on Article 155. The Spain Report shows video of Rajoy receiving a standing ovation.
Contagion Spreads To Europe Amid Spanish Bank Bloodbath As Catalonia Readies Independence Declaration
Spanish stocks have given back all of their gains from yesterday's chaotic on-again-off-again headline-hockey surrounding Catalan independence as it appears all but inevitable that the separatists will pull the trigger any minute now.