My colleague Jay Elwes is in Edinburgh today covering the Scottish independence referendum for Prospect. This morning, he tweeted:
Lots of Spanish journalists at the polling stations today in Edinburgh. Catalonia and Madrid are watching.
— JayElwes (@JayElwes) September 18, 2014
They certainly are. (So, it seems, are the Sardinian separatists—an irredentist movement of which I was previously unaware. Jay encountered a bedraggled chapter of activists from Sardigna Natzione Indipendentzia in the Old Town.)
You get a sense of just how closely the Spanish are watching Scotland from the website of El Pais, Spain’s newspaper of record. The main story is about…
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