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HERE’S some POINTS for and against CATALONIAN INDEPENDENCE from a European Debate Site

Here’s a summary of some debate points on independence for Catalonia but I can not know if this is comprehensive or the best points on either side.  I thought it could be helpful to our readers in light of several comments based on my blog entry on the issue.

It appears to be a done deal for the Catalan referendum according to the Catalan government website.

The president of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, announced today the consensus reached, among all of the political parties who are in favor of the right to decide, on the date, the question, and the process for holding a referendum on the political future of Catalonia. The head of the Executive announced that the referendum will be held on November 9, 2014 and that it will have a question with two sections: “Do you want Catalonia to become a State?” and, in case of an affirmative response, “Do you want this State to be independent? Yes or No.”

But the central government is not agreeing at this time.

Separatist parties in Spain‘s north-eastern Catalonia region on Thursday agreed the wording of an independence referendum proposed for November 2014 but the Spanish government immediately said the vote was illegal and would not happen.

I am not necessarily agreeing with the WISDOM of Catalan independence but they should have the right to decide.  Spain should again seek to persuade the Catalonians to remain part of Spain.

Scotland is also debating independence from the UK.  Several posts and articles at ConservativeHome about the, what the writers believe, is the very real possibility that Scotland could vote for independence.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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