Catalan independence declaration ‘will have no effect’, says Rajoy test
Any declaration of independence by Catalonia will have no effect, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned, adding that he is not ruling out suspending the region’s autonomy.
In an interview with El País newspaper, Mr Rajoy also rejected any mediation to resolve the crisis.
On Saturday thousands of people rallied in Madrid for Spanish unity.
A similar demonstration is under way in Barcelona in response to last week’s disputed referendum.