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Thread #162903   Message #3885399
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
29-Oct-17 - 07:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catalonia: pros and cons of separation
Subject: RE: BS: Catalonia: pros and cons of separation
I think the Catalonia/Madrid business has been a long time coming, and very specific to Spain.

Brexit has sod all to do with it, as do our own separatist movements.

Spain is a very different kettle of fish. There are layers of historical significance and cultural matters and subtleties that we can't pick up on. So its no good pontificating.

they will deal with it. we can't possibly help matters yelling out encouragement and ignorance.

Picking up on one of Ake's points. Who is to decide whether a degree is of use to the country? The thing I loved about the Open University was the Summer school, where I met old people who were studying out of sheer delight in learning. They had grown up in an era when University education wasn't available to working class folk.

we are all better off with a cultured educated population than a stupid ignorant one. it is the best hope we have for achieving a civilisation.