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A letter from……Catalonia

As the UK plans a referendum on Scottish independence, those of us watching from Spain can only look on in envy at the orderly and civilised process led by the Secretary of State for Scotland. Here in Catalonia, Northern Spain, similar demand exists for an independent state, but the two sides have chosen indignation and confrontation instead of a serious debate.

The last two years have been tough for all EU governing parties and Spain has unique problems, with its sky-high unemployment levels, corruption and a rickety banking system. But this month Catalans will go to the polls in a general

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  • User AvatarDavid Howell 22nd Dec - 7:13pm
    Stephen W. Care to tell us why the SNP have quadrupled their membership since the referendum if what you say is so? Could it be...
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    Sorry, that should have read: 'Btw, RC, if you are "not afraid of standing up for the LibDems", why do you feel the need to...
  • User AvatarIan Stewart 22nd Dec - 7:07pm
    if being "normal" equates to having a LibDem council for a generation, then we should all aspire to be "normal"!
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    I forgot Major ; I dare say a lot of people do. Btw, RC, if you are "not afraid of standing up for the LibDems,...
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    Alex Salmond will keep doing what he always has: lie, dissemble, distort and push relentlessly on. The SNP are ruthless politicians. They are not trying...
  • User AvatarGlenn 22nd Dec - 5:17pm
    To be honest, I kind of agree with May . Students are here to study not to be given a right to citizenship or get...
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