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Scottish independence: How are European papers covering the referendum?

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

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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