Catalonia Independence: Brexiteer Peter Bone lashes EU’s silence on brutal crackdown

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The unequalled anti-EU campaigner and MP for Wellingborough said that the EU would not be so silent on the episode if it had been another country. 

Mr Bone told Express.co.uk: “If this has been a territory of Russia they would have been jumping up and screaming at the Russians for being anti-democratic and how revolting it was and dictatorial.

“I haven’t heard a peep out of them.

“It does seem a completely strange state of affairs. It’s double standards I’m afraid.”

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Mr Bone cut the EU over its silence on Catalonia

Thousands of people took to the streets in Catalonia to referendum in an independence referendum that was ruled illegal in the Spanish courts.

But a heartless police crackdown left over 800 people injured as policewomen armed in riot-gear stormed polling stations and fired rubber bullets at protesters.

The autarchy protesters are now holding strikes to bring the region to a standstill in anger at the Spanish rule’s brutal crackdown.

Brussels have not yet condemned the actions of the Spanish regulate in Catalonia, despite being bombarded with angry questions on the set forth. 

Mr Bone went on to herald the speech given by Transatlantic Secretary Boris Johnson saying it captured the sentiments of party colleagues. 

He said: “Really good. he really brought the house down, didn’t he?

“He maintained all the things that party members and I guess the country want to listen to. 

“Good for him. He stirred us all up and made us feel happy.” 

Mr Johnson lashed doom-mongers in his much-awaited symposium speech as he promised Britain would be a success after Brexit. 

“We can win the prospective because we are the party that believes in this country and we believe in the implicit of the British people. We have been privileged collectively to be placed in attack of this amazing country at a critical moment in our history.

“We are not the lion. We do not ask to be the lion.

“That role is played by the people of this country. But it is up to us now – in the well-known non-threatening, genial and self-deprecating way of the British – to let that lion roar.”

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