Michael Moore “Were Catalonia to become an independent country, the world would recognise it”

“Were Catalonia to become an independent country, the world would recognise it” and “I know that”. Such were the words of Liberal-Democrat Michael Moore, the former UK’s Secretary of State for Scotland in David Cameron’s Government. Moore was also behind the agreement allowing for the Scottish Referendum for Independence, which will take place on the 18th of September 2014. In an interview with Catalan News Agency (ACN), Moore admitted that he “would be very surprised” if the independence of Catalonia “was not recognised internationally”. Nevertheless, he also stated it would be unwise to “jump ahead of the game”. The Liberal-Democrat politician highlighted that having “a political situation where the legalities are holding up the will of the people” was “difficult”, in a clear reference to the Spanish Government’s approach.

 

 

“I would say that Catalonia and Spain will need to think hard about this but in the end I think, were Catalonia to become an independent country, the world would recognise it”, “I know that”, argued Michael Moore. The former UK Scottish Secretary, strong advocate for the “no” option in next year’s referendum, believes that it is “premature and inappropriate for outsiders to speculate” on the United Kingdom’s position regarding the Catalan case but he observed that the International Community had traditionally recognised new states.

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