The EU needs to prepare for the inevitable

DuraoBarroso_ArturMasI’m sure many of you will have noticed from the blog list on the right that the Catalan Parliament this week approved a Declaration of Sovereignty as one of the steps leading towards a referendum on independence in 2014. The full text of the Declaration is here, and this is a short report from Euronews.

In the clip, Alícia Sánchez-Camacho, the leader of the Spanish Partido Popular in the Catalan parliament, claimed that “most of the Catalonian people don’t want independence and don’t want this division”. And even the report in the Guardian claimed that opinion is “evenly divided” over Catalan independence. But neither of these claims is true.

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