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Rajoy Says Mas Is Lying to Catalans About Cost of Independence

  • Separatists creating `total disinformation' on secession
  • Catalans heading to polls Sunday in vote about leaving Spain
A Pro-Independence demonstration during Catalan National Day in Barcelona, on Sep. 11, 2015.

A Pro-Independence demonstration during Catalan National Day in Barcelona, on Sep. 11, 2015.

Photographer: David Ramos/Getty Images

Catalonia’s regional leader Artur Mas is lying to Catalans about the cost of abandoning Spain, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.

The Catalan government is spreading “total disinformation” about the consequences of breaking away from Spain for Catalonia’s finances, its public pensions and its place in the European Union and the single currency, Rajoy said in an interview with Onda Cero radio station on Tuesday.