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Posted By: Teribus
26-Oct-17 - 07:03 PM
Thread Name: BS: Catalonia: pros and cons of separation
Subject: RE: BS: Catalonia: pros and cons of separation
Don't know about both sides. The Spanish Government has handled it appallingly poorly.

This, I believe would have ended up as a complete and utter non-event had they let them hold their referendum, made the same case to the electorate of Catalonia that the "Better together Campaign" made to the electorate of Scotland and the result would have been a resounding NO to Catalan Independence.

As it was they waded in in the most heavy-handed manner, succeeded in injuring over 900 people who were displayed on television screens all over the world being denied what many in western Europe consider to be a basic human right and getting beaten in the process. The world will remember that, and I strongly suspect that the undecided voters of Catalonia will remember that.