Scottish Canary
Spain to Catalonia: Don’t Expect to Follow Scotland’s Example
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  • Andrew Allison

    Spain may be making a mistake in attempting to prevent a non-binding referendum. It might make more sense to take the temperature of the Catalan independence water and decide how to address it than further inflame the independence movement. BTW, as noted previously, the Scottish referendum is not binding on the UK.

    • f1b0nacc1

      In the case of Catalonia, I suspect that the Spanish elites have already ‘taken the temperature of the Catalan independence water’, and this explains their vehement disinclination to put it to a vote of any sort. Unlike Scotland, which is a parasite so far sunk in its welfare-addled desperation that it believes it can support its welfare state without the productive South to prey upon, Catalonia is the rich and productive part of Spain that knows it would do quite nicely without the rest of the dead weight dragging it down.

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