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Discussion in 'Personal' started by red_observer, Oct 27, 2017.
The tank protestor disappeared into a forced labour camp I think.
my friend in Spain is tweeting stuff...
students stopped from going into lectures by mobs. niece's school has security making gangways into the school for the kids. people already stockpiling food.
Or maybe you didn't need the last 7 words there.
mobs smashing windows at local radio station
Pro, Anti or a mixture?
i don't know, i'm just relaying some tweets. i don't think anyone wants to go ask!
Is your friend not inviting you for Hallow'e'en? You could dress as an inquisitor and report live.
Not yet seeing this on national tv news but tweets from publico.es suggest it's people carrying spanish flags attacking catalunya radio.
sadly, rac, i have lessons to do. otherwise...
Some reasons why Catalan find independence attractive and why Spain can't let them?
From the BBC.
Catalonia in numbers
16% of Spain's population live in Catalonia, and it produces:
25.6% of Spain's exports
19% of Spain's GDP
20.7% of foreign investment
Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, Eurostat, Bank of Spain
Hopefully, when tempers have cooled and common sense begins to take over, it'll be questions like Red's that will start to pave the way to some sort of accord.
Pardner has told me that that wasn't a significant consideration but you never know.
Off to Catalonia on the 9th November for al long weekend with a friend who lives in the Garraf. Good company, food, wine, walks in the hills with the dogs and a trip into Sitges for sardines and chips on the prom.
I love Catalonia and hate to see what's going on.
I think the sardines will still swim and they will still cook chips when they are independent. They will of course be better off not having to prop up the rest of Spain.
Though I do prefer atlantic sardines, of course.
We've spent the evening researching the history of the Iberian peninsula. Confusing, fascinating and essential reading in the light of recent events.
Indeed, but Madrid was never going to sanction that. Unlike the UK view on Scotland - that the Scottish people should decide their own future - the Spanish position is that the future of Catalonia is not up to the people who live there. If there is to be a referendum that is legal in their eyes, it will be on the basis that the whole of Spain decides the future of the Catalan people.
Yes, it is fascinating. However I've learned over recent weeks that if the subject comes up, some spaniards simply insist that "Catalonia has never been an independent country" and that "the referendum was illegal".
There are, of course, others who are saddened and concerned by what is gping on and who, while they might not agree with Puigdemont and his referendum, were horrified and upset by the scences of police violence on voting day. but also are others who insist that all of those images of baton weilding policemen were fakes. A very divided society right now.
That's right: 30 years is well over 5 years (the latter mentioned because it would be significant had he not already got UK citizenship).
Apologies. By the time this got through moderation it was too late to edit and correct the typos.