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    Quote Originally Posted by DCS View Post
    Be sure Spanish PM understood the leader of the free world gave him carte blanche.
    In which case he might go in with the troops and start shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by submessenger View Post
    You're Galacian, correct? In relation to MisterMR assertion, above, I'm curious how you would have voted, if it was your option to do so (i.e. as a non-Catalan voting in the independence referendum).
    Short version: I would have voted YES to independence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scipio View Post
    In which case he might go in with the troops and start shooting.
    I think he, and lots of Spaniards, will be happy if that happened.

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    Not being what Sean Connery refers to as a Dago Bashtard, I've no notion of Iberian internal politics, but might I ask: why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawarma View Post
    Not being what Sean Connery refers to as a Dago Bashtard, I've no notion of Iberian internal politics, but might I ask: why?
    Why a military solution?

    Because it has worked in the past, and that's what being conservative is about.

    A bit more seriously: Ghosts of Spanish Civil War and Franco's dictatorship are still running around, it is a very complex issue.
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    The firemen are forming a human barricade to protect protesters.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7976556.html

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    You mean, like, a firewall?

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    Looks like Madrid is assuming control

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41678086

    Interesting to see how this ends up

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    This is ridiculous.

    Give them a date for a legal referendum like the one the UK had for Scotland and the EU membership and then campaign accordingly.

    Is it me or have all politicians turned into either bullies or crybabies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PDA View Post
    This is ridiculous.Give them a date for a legal referendum like the one the UK had for Scotland and the EU membership and then campaign accordingly.Is it me or have all politicians turned into either bullies or crybabies?
    I think that's pretty much it, this could have been handled far better by the Spanish government. If they had done what the UK had done with Scotland it is unlikely that all Catalan's would have voted for independence. All they have done now is really piss them off. If they are trying to create another ETA then Madrid has gone the right way about it.

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