The EU’s response to the use of Spanish state violence against a peaceful democratic initiative in Catalonia has varied from calling the referendum a “coup against the EU” and calling the police actions a “legal” means of solving an internal matter, to utter silence. And as one has come to suspect, Farage was having none of it.

And now that he mentioned it, indeed, what’s up with that seven-nation EU Gendarmerie Force (wiki)? It sure does exist.