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This is being interpreted restrictively to mean you cannot have a referendum in Catalonia only.

So is there any push for the Spanish parliament to call a national referendum on wheter Catalonia and the rest of Spain should go different ways?

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Sep 16th, 2014 at 03:45:26 PM EST
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Of course not, 80% of the Spanish Parliament is against Catalan independence.

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 Sep 16th, 2014 at 06:36:47 PM EST
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Of course, just highlighting a difference with respect to Scotland. The UK parliament also claims the power to decide referendums and are also opposed to a split. But in the end, they accepted a referendum (or rather it supported a government that gave the Scottish parliament temporary powers to arrange one), thus retaining both the claim on the powers and the impression that they care about what the Scots wants.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Sep 17th, 2014 at 03:54:12 PM EST
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