Aggression against crowds of peaceful citizens may work in Tibet but cannot be sustained in a Western democracy. In the contest between formal justice and natural justice, natural justice wins eventually every time. Constitutions exist to serve citizens, not the other way around. Rather than uphold the rule of law as he intended, Mr Rajoy ended up tarnishing the legitimacy of the Spanish state.
«It is not too late to stop the break-up of Spain», leading article in The Economist ; London, The Economist Newspaper Limited, october 5th 2017 (excerpt La Litera información)