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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 AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 23rd Oct - 8:37am
    Rabi I'll also apologise, if I am to be counted among the side-trackers. In mitigation, this whole question, and how as a country we seem...
  • User AvatarIain Donaldson 23rd Oct - 8:37am
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    @Glenn 22nd Oct '14 - 11:22am 'Your solution to the vastly unpopular issue of mass immigration is to spread it throughout the country!. Plus It’s...
  • User AvatarJames 23rd Oct - 8:16am
    The difficulty with targeting is that regional parties are (for the most part) insufficiently integrated.
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  • User AvatarJohn Innes 23rd Oct - 7:51am
    We should eliminate hereditary peers at the first instance. Overall, the number of lords needs to be reduced ... what about one for each badger...