Updated: 10:09am, 11 October 2012
Catalan News Agency: The Spanish Education Minister: "Our interest is to 'Spanishise' Catalan students"
"Wert’s last statement has provoked many outraged reactions in Catalonia. The Spokesperson for CiU at the Spanish Senate Committee for Education and Culture, Joan Bagué, considered Wert’s words to have “a colonial touch” and that they “treat Catalans as if they were a colony”. Furthermore the Spanish Education Minister is “despising the work of Catalan teachers” and his statement has “Francoist and post Civil War dregs”."
BBC (Video) Scottish independence: A view from Catalonia, by Niall O'Gallagher
"If Madrid steps in to prevent a vote, Catalan Parliament will come under pressure to declare independence unilaterally"