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Thread #162903   Message #3882037
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
13-Oct-17 - 10:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catalonia: pros and cons of separation
Subject: RE: BS: Catalonia: pros and cons of separation
From: Steve Shaw - PM
Date: 12 Oct 17 - 11:48 AM
Brexit is either going to happen, or never happen, long before an independent Catalonia becomes an issue for the EU.
Referendums are invariably divisive.

I would prefer the idea that referendums are only held because of an existing division. So the referendums are not, in themselves, divisive. They may get people talking more about the issues, and so highlight the existing divisions, but that is not the same thing.