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CATALAN UK OFFICES YELLOW RIBBON

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2245: tabled on 28 March 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with puzzlement the decision of the Spanish Electoral Board, the body charged with the conduct of the forthcoming Spanish General Election, in ordering the removal of a yellow ribbon sign from the balcony of the Catalan Delegation to the UK's offices in Central London, the yellow ribbon being the symbol of solidarity with Catalan political prisoners; wonders how such a display could possibly influence Spanish voters in Spain; is further concerned that two members of the Electoral Board are also Supreme Court judges who are hearing the trial of 12 Catalan leaders on charges of rebellion and sedition in relation to the October 2017 independence referendum; and notes that while both judges abstained on the vote to ban the symbol they were in attendance at the meeting and returned to the resumed trial where a number of the accused are candidates in that election.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.