This morning, Catalonian president Carles Puigdemont again threatened to formally declare independence if Madrid did not heed his ― rather diffuse ― demands for “dialogue and the cessation of repression“. Madrid now seems to have called his bluff by acting the way they said they would act from the start: they’re invoking, or at least that’s what they say, Order 66 Article 155 this Saturday, stripping Catalonia of its current autonomy. More to follow.