Catalonia is still pushing for independence from Spain and they will be very stoked to learn that David Cameron has agreed that Scotland can hold a referendum in 2014 for Scotland’s independence. To be honest, Englishman and women couldn’t care less if Scotland became independent or not as they are quite independent already. I would like to call it the “Braveheart” syndrome as the Scots have this enormous chip on their shoulder and want independence at all costs. I would like Scotland to become independent too but there is one catch: Become independent without any help from England, please. Don’t ask for handouts when things get tough, and they will. Scotland hasn’t done too badly with handouts from London up till now, has it?
Anyway, back to Catalonia. Catalonia look to Scotland as some sort of yardstick and they want to split a country, Spain, that is in turmoil. It has a president who is not much better than the last one and he is dilly dallying on whether to accept a bailout which is inevitable. The country is in rack and ruin and they have Catalonia asking for independence. Here a re a few snippets I found around the web about Catalonia and its independence:
Spain Is Losing Its People, Catalonia Fights For Independence, And …
“Do you want Catalonia to become a new state within the European Union?” That may be the question on the referendum that is causing a constitutional crisis in Spain even before the final wording has been decided.
Independence supporters clash with police in Catalonia (PHOTOS …
Spanish National Day has become a battleground in Barcelona for some pro-Catalan secession demonstrators as they clashed with police on the sidelines of those who took to the streets calling for unity.
Catalonia demand for independence : spanish football at crossroads
Catalonia has long demanded for independence, as was seen in their recent protest. THT takes a look at a hypothetical scenario where Spain will face off against Catalonia on the football ground.
Independence for Catalonia? – NYTimes.com
Catalans’ fervor for regional independence is at a height, but their leaders should be careful not to overdraw popular expectations.
Spanish parliament blocks Catalonia referendum on independence …
Spain’s parliament voted to block the northern region of Catalonia from holding a referendum on independence, the latest step in a growing political battle between Barcelona and Madrid in the midst of a deepening economic …
Catalonia—The Next Independent State in Europe? – CNBC
“Catalonia: The Next Independent State in Europe.” That’s the enormous banner strung across Catalunya, one of the principal squares of the city. Sound like a joke? Not to these people.
Help Catalonia: Pro-independence thoughts
What do I mean by that? Well, my struggle is the same as that of thousands and millions of people, Catalan or not, who strongly desire to live in a country they feel as their own. A democratic country where nobody looks down …