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Scottish independence: The Catalonian question

The Spanish constitution makes life hard for separatist movements in the country

By Jay Elwes  

The Catalonian Separatist movement is watching the independence referendum closely. © Jay Elwes

Two men walked down the High Street in Edinburgh today and each of them had the Catalonian flag draped across his shoulders. Catalonia, in the north east of Spain, is already a semi-autonomous region. But now it wants full independence from Madrid.

For this reason, the Scottish referendum taking place today is of the utmost significance to Spain and Catalonia. Only this week, the president…

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