Ex-mayor called traitor says Catalan referendum has ruptured society

  The Guardian 

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Jordi Ballart, who quit as mayor of Terrassa last month, says he was labelled a quisling and coward for not backing independence The former mayor of a Catalan city who was labelled a quisling for his stance on the independence referendum has said society is deeply divided as the region prepares for a second vote in three months. If the political and economic consequences of the Catalonia crisis are easy to quantify – a deposed regional government, aformer president in self-imposed Belgian exile , aformer vice-president in a prison cell , more than 2,500 companiesmoving their headquarters out ▶ Full story on theguardian.com
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