October 29, 2017

Enjoying Catalonia

What has happened to Catalan public opinion since the leaders of Spain and Catalonia started squaring up to each other?

Today we have some opinion poll data.

The BBC reports that 52% (against 43%) favour the dissolution of the regional parliament and the holding of elections. 55% of Catalan respondents opposed the declaration of independence, with 41% in favour.

The question is: can Rajoy’s heavy-handedness snatch defeat from  the jaws of victory?

Enthralling though the present standoff is, one can imagine that in twelve months’ time it may look like a storm in a teacup.

But meanwhile let us be honest - the squirming of the EU is a joy to watch. As is the embarrassment of the SNP.

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