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Catalonia declares independence! Moment in History! where are you?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Never miss such an opportunity.
  2. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    There was talk of them joining the Premier League.
  3. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Marc, our Catalan next-door neighbour who flew out to Barcelona yesterday in anticipation of the news, has just texted to say there are tens of thousands celebrating in the streets. He cannot stand the EU any more than Madrid, and is absolutely adamant that Catalunya will want to leave the EU, but I don't know how typical he is - he's lived in the UK for the last 30 years, although he has family and an apartment in Barcelona, and goes back there several times a year.
  4. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    This mess was avoidable with a proper referendum - but alas. never a good idea to prod a bee hive.
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  5. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    what? tomorrow?;)
  6. Brunel

    Brunel Established commenter

    No, they'd need to start at the bottom like Rangers did a few years back. Mind you, I can see them setting the Conference alight next year.
    FrankWolley likes this.
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Barcelona playing in Scotland?
  8. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Currently I'm sitting in front of my computer gently shaking my head despondently....
    Mind you, a few minutes ago I was watching the news whilst cursing quietly..
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  9. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I wonder if the Spanish Inquisition will return?
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  10. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    because? you are against self determination?
  11. lunarita

    lunarita Established commenter

    It seems to have happend the wrong way round. The spanish govt was supposed to activate Art 155 (to take back control of govt in cataunya) in response to the declaration of independence but in fact the national govt played its hand first, yesterday, and left the catalans to respond. Interesting days ahead.
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  12. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Not by any stretch of even your imagination.
    I suspect strongly that this merely the beginning of the troubles to come
    Lara mfl 05 and InkyP like this.
  13. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    well how did I know? I only asked....:(
    agree with you in your politer sentence.... :)
  14. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I have clearly stated my position on self determination on a number of threads.
    As I am someone who reads most threads and contributions on here I tend to expect others to read at least a few before taking a passive aggressive position....
    Perhaps I expect too much :rolleyes:
    Lara mfl 05 and mathsmutt like this.
  15. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    hopefully they will just strut and sputter a bit then it will all just fizzle out.
  16. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    sorry I don't read all your posts, most of which are usually interesting if I may say so!
    I'm very passively aggressive yes!
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  17. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Lead commenter

    Putting the shopping away.
  18. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    No apology is necessary
    In spite of a promise to another poster I rarely get annoyed or angry on here and can usually hold my own in the bearpit of TES discussions.
    I can sometimes be a little terse though
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  19. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Occasional commenter

    Where was I? At school. In Madrid :/
  20. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Lead commenter

    Bearpit! It's a teddy bears picnic.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.

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