Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Why the rush for unilateral Catalan independence?

Given that the elections of 2015 are just around the corner, that PP is going to lose horribly, and that a Podemos/PSOE government would be at least somewhat supportive of the right for a referendum, why the big rush to do something crazy now?

The Catalan independence movement has the idea that Spain = PP, but if that isn’t true, is it worth doing something crazy now, or wait until there is a real negotiating partner in power?

Perhaps this is more about ERC seeing its chance for a power-grab, since they are never going to win an election based on its policies, but perhaps they see a chance to win on independence, and without the PP in Madrid, the lack of an effective bogeyman would make things much more difficult…

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