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The Spanish state seems determined to inflame the Catalan situation by all means possible. The immunity offered by election to the European parliament could have allowed the Spanish state to save face by declaring their actions illegal and yet avoid creating new martyrs for the cause of separatism.

I am not in favour, in principle, of a further splintering of the European state structure and hope that, over time, EU integration can make inter state differences less rather than more important. But the Spanish state seems hell bent on justifying Catalan separatism at every opportunity.

It's a pity the newly strengthened Socialist government don't seem to have made a difference yet... although I could be missing vital information on what is going on.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jun 21st, 2019 at 12:30:28 PM EST

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