This is interesting. The Catalan regional parliament voted 85 to 50 to hold a referendum on whether or not to remain in Spain, according to the World Socialist Web Site:
From the article, which really should be read in its entirety:
The resolution states: “The Catalan parliament affirms the necessity of the Catalan people to decide freely and democratically their collective future and calls on the [regional] government to hold a consultation first and foremost within the next legislature.”
It adds, “The attempts by Catalonia to fit in the Spanish state and their repeated responses are now a dead end …. Catalonia must initiate a new stage towards the right to decide.”
Not only interesting, but potentially very significant. I don’t live in Spain, but there’s an FDL regular who does. Hey, David Seaton! You’re in Madrid, which isn’t all that far from Barcelona where that resolution just passed. I’d love to see your perspective on this, which is undoubtedly more well-informed than mine is, sitting in Ohio as I do.
Of course, anyone else who can shed some light on this subject for me is most welcome to do so.