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Unless the UK are going for Nixon's Madman theory.
Which only works if you have a credible power to damage your opponent significantly.
If the Madrid Government agreed to discuss Constitutional reforms - i.e. greater regional autonomy - it could at least explore dividing hard-line separatists from others who are merely disgruntled with some aspects of Madrid rule.
So far, the UK has effectively avoided disintegration by allowing limited devolution of powers to Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland. There are still tensions and disputes, but at least there is a process to reduce them.
The Rajoy government has shown almost no willingness to do the same in Spain and attempts to form a constitutional reform committee of parliament smack of "too little, too late".
Index of Frank's Diaries
The announcement came on the day when EU leaders meet in Brussels for two days of high-level talks, where the Catalonia issue was not originally scheduled for discussion.
... It said Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who is due in Brussels on Thursday and Friday, has called an extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting for Saturday to approve the measures that will raise the Senate to "protect the general interest of the Spanish people, including the citizens of Catalonia, and restore constitutional order in the Autonomous Community".
I'm seeing no hint of Lincoln Brigades.
Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
an extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting for Saturday to approve the measures
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