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The parallels with Brexit are closer on the Catalan separatist side. Unicorns, cherry picking, cakeism, petty nationalism, a fig leaf for a corrupt political elite with ties to tax havens, and a strong upswell of revolutionary popular support well short of the required majority to carry its project through. The PSOE and Podemos are not somewhat hostage to their electorate here. They have lost big to Ciudadanos, Vox, and abstention.

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 Thu Jul 4th, 2019 at 08:26:32 AM EST
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