The Times. Mas Uprising. Splitting from Madrid would hurt #Catalonia at least as much as it would #Spain 17.04.2013
Splitting from Madrid would hurt Catalonia at least as much as it would Spain
Catalan hearts swell when they see Catalonia’s scarlet-and-yellow flag crack in the wind above their wealthy northeastern corner of Spain. It will almost certainly flap less feistily if Catalonia succeeds in separating itself from the rest of country.
That hasn’t stopped Artur Mas, the Catalan regional president, pledging to hold a referendum on splitting from Spain next year, and from asking a group of academics to craft the contours of the new state. Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s Prime Minister, has warned that such a referendum would be unconstitutional. Catalonia is carrying on regardless.
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