The Minister for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan, today (October 11) met with Spanish Ambassador Carlos Bastarreche.
The two discussed Catalonia. Following the meeting, the Minister for Europe said:
As Spanish courts have ruled, the poll on 1st October was not held within the Spanish legal and constitutional framework. Holding it was therefore illegal and an attempt to undermine the rule of law. We would not recognise any declaration of independence based upon it. I was pleased to convey this message to the Spanish Ambassador when we met this morning.
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