Catalonia or Neverland? Humor relieves tension in Spain

Catalonia or Neverland? Humor relieves tension in SpainBy Isla Binnie MADRID (Reuters) – Shortly after the Catalan government defied Madrid and held a referendum on independence, Jaume Vives held his own “vote” on whether to separate his central Barcelona balcony from “this Catalonia of madmen”. Then he suspended the decision — just as Catalan president Carles Puigdemont had done with his Oct. 10 decision to pursue independence in the Catalan parliament. The drama’s two main actors – Puigdemont and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy – are the butt of most jibes.



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