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8 hours ago, John Lambies Doos said:

 


Did an unofficial vote not happen couple of years back with a mass boycott? Why is this one different?

 

I think the previous referendum was held to demonstrate support, presumably to try and get Spain to play ball.  If the result is Yes this time, then Catalonia will actually declare independence.

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Spain still don't seem to have got the hang of this democracy business. If they want to vote, let them vote.

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I think the previous referendum was held to demonstrate support, presumably to try and get Spain to play ball.  If the result is Yes this time, then Catalonia will actually declare independence.


^scenes

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Article on news there where the 'si' leader Mr Pescado (bit of beef on that chap) was standing on stage with his mother encouraging the masses to take this generational opportunity to make a difference. Very powerful oratory performance

 

 

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1 Million reported to have took to the streets in Barcelona yesterday for Catalonia's national day and in support of holding the referendum.

Seems to be geographically split,on the coast their pro spain while further inland is pro independence.

Catalannews agency.com or Catalannews.com is a good site for info on whats going on down there.

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1 Million reported to have took to the streets in Barcelona yesterday for Catalonia's national day and in support of holding the referendum.
Seems to be geographically split,on the coast their pro spain while further inland is pro independence.
Catalannews agency.com or Catalannews.com is a good site for info on whats going on down there.


Was Mr Pescado there?

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23 hours ago, Granny Danger said:

Isn't the most recent sentiment still largely fueled by the pro/anti Franco stance taken in different parts of Spain?  Certainly there was massive suppression in Catalonia though they were certainly not the only region where this happened.

I've been going to Barcelona at least once a year for the past 10 years and whilst I do not venture outwith the central areas much I have still noticed growing visible support for the Catalan cause.

Ah the 'there's loads of posters so yes must win' theory. 

What puzzles me is why the No side aren't boycotting an illegal vote 

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24 minutes ago, sparky88 said:

Ah the 'there's loads of posters so yes must win' theory. 

What puzzles me is why the No side aren't boycotting an illegal vote 

Because Catalans value their right to determine whether they are independent or not. Even those who support the union value their democratic right to choose.

Unlike some Britnat zoomers in this country that would prefer not to have a voice just in case they lost the vote.

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1 minute ago, Double Jack D said:

Because Catalans value their right to determine whether they are independent or not. Even those who support the union value their democratic right to choose.

Unlike some Britnat zoomers in this country that would prefer not to have a voice just in case they lost the vote.

That's all very well and good but when every country in the world won't recognise Catalonia as a state in its own right, the new 'state' would be screwed.

Spain would be wise to grant the referendum imo though. 

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Article on news there where the 'si' leader Mr Pescado (bit of beef on that chap) was standing on stage with his mother encouraging the masses to take this generational opportunity to make a difference. Very powerful oratory performance
 
 


Pescado means fish btw

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7 hours ago, Whitburn Vale said:

1 Million reported to have took to the streets in Barcelona yesterday for Catalonia's national day and in support of holding the referendum.

Seems to be geographically split,on the coast their pro spain while further inland is pro independence.

Catalannews agency.com or Catalannews.com is a good site for info on whats going on down there.

Far more people live near the coast I would have thought. Sounds like Brexit where the major centres of population voted remain and smaller towns and rural voters went for leave.

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18 hours ago, sparky88 said:

Ah the 'there's loads of posters so yes must win' theory. 

What puzzles me is why the No side aren't boycotting an illegal vote 

My post neither said nor implied that.  You must have poor reading and/or interpretation skills.

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Here's the latest poll. Headline figure is 48.8% No, 41.5% Yes. Turnout will be crucial I'd have thought.

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41 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

Here's the latest poll. Headline figure is 48.8% No, 41.5% Yes. Turnout will be crucial I'd have thought.

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Ines Arrimadas can have my vote.

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10 hours ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

Looks like they're going to shitebag it.

There is a difference between shitebagging it and being in financial ruin (see the 2015 turmoil). I still can't see this SNP vision of independence bliss but being beholden to Brussels, to which they'll hand back all their powers. Their's is a statement of Westminster NO, Brussels Oh YEH!

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9 minutes ago, glassnahalf said:

There is a difference between shitebagging it and being in financial ruin (see the 2015 turmoil). I still can't see this SNP vision of independence bliss but being beholden to Brussels, to which they'll hand back all their powers. Their's is a statement of Westminster NO, Brussels Oh YEH!

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Mcspreader here, again.

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