Yesterday's marathon parliamentary session in Catalonia did not end with pro-independence MPs passing the new referendum bill, or with First Minister Carles Puigdemont signing the bill into regional law, or with the Catalan government, en masse, signing the decree that calls the referendum itself.

Shortly after 1 a.m., the Catalan parliament announced it had admitted the second of the two separatist bills for debate: the secession bill, which pro-independence leaders mean to use as a pseudo-constitution until the constitution of a future Catalan republic is drawn up and approved.

That new bill will now be debated, and likely passed in the same way as the referendum bill, this morning.

The Catalan government also published a longer version of the referendum ad, the referendum website, and the ballot paper that will be used if the vote goes ahead. The question posed will be: "Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?".

The new campaign ad mentions the referendum and the date of the vote and extends the metaphor of a train arriving at a junction in the track, the moment of decision, with a specific call to action. "You were born with the ability to decide", the ad begins: "will you give that up? Now more than ever, the future of Catalonia is in your hands. Take part in it. October 1. Referendum".

The website contains a "call for international monitoring" and tells citizens that they must act as polling station chiefs if they are chosen to do so in a random selection of eligible voters under the age of 70.

The Catalan government sent a letter, signed by Mr. Puigdemont and the Deputy First Minister, Oriol Junqueras, giving mayors across the region 48 hours to respond to a request to use municipal facilities to hold the vote. They said the new referendum law provided the legal justification for such a move.

Beyond the statements made yesterday by the Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, labelling the events in the Catalan parliament "embarrassing", "false" and "shameful", there has so far been no further response from the central government in Madrid.

The Spanish Prime Minister's office, Moncloa, told The Spain Report that Mariano Rajoy would meet the leaders of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), Pedro Sánchez, and Ciudadanos, Albert Rivera, in person today, and hold an extraordinary cabinet meeting.

During a radio interview on Thursday morning, Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias said the Prime Minister had not called him about Catalonia or invited him to Moncloa for a meeting, and criticised the Deputy PM's comments.

Mr. Iglesias said that what the government should be ashamed of is the corruption in the Popular Party.