Facts are sacred, especially when aiming for a momentuous change

It was in 2017 that the pro-independence movememt in Catalonia went on a serious offensive. This has created an enormous amount of problems, headache, and resentment on both sides.

Quite apart from legal obstacles, the leaders of the movemenet at the time seemed utterly ignorant of the consequences of what leaving Spain would entail.

A new cycle of talks between the central and regional government started very recently. Therefore, in order to have a full picture, pro-independence politicians and activists would do well to consider practical implications of their objective.

Below is an article containing a small list of difficulties, which can more than likely be built upon:

Can the promoters of independence, therefore, highlight and be truthful about the consequences of a split, so that voters can make the necessary informed decision? For instance, are voters fully aware that an independent Catalonia will exit the EU?

They will have to apply to re-join; and wait their turn; and fully comply with membership conditions including those around financial requirements, which they would struggle to do.

Read the rest of the article here.

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