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It has been my impression that until the recent focus on austerity, a strong component of Catalan separatism was middle-class tax-payer anti-solidarity ("don't bring our money to Andalusia"); in the veneer of Flemish-Belgian, Bavarian separatism or at EU level Brexit advocates. Does/did this appear in ERC's rhetoric in some form?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 01:22:54 PM EST
ERC has made very controversial statements against territorial fiscal solidarity within Spain. The Spanish left was pretty miffed.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 06:56:19 PM EST
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