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UK ‘Won’t Recognise’ Catalan Independence

The UK will not recognise the Catalan parliament’s declaration of independence, Downing Street says.

Theresa May’s official spokesman said the declaration was based on a vote that had been declared illegal.

The Scottish government said it understood and respected Catalonia’s position.

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region.