I thought there were actually more separatists in Barcelona, but even if we believe the organisers’ numbers–audited by the Flemish separatist far-right–only 16.27% (18.14% * 89.7%) of the population support it, and that’s despite having four months to vote along with intensive publicity campaigns to remind them to do so.
Last year 36% of Northern Irish polled said they’d vote for unification with the Republic, and 46.1% of Portuguese and 39.8 of Spaniards would apparently support a union of their countries, but neither is going to happen soon.
So who gives a toss about what 16.27% of the population of Barcelona thinks?
(You’d be slightly–but only slightly–more scared if you believed Giles Tremlett’s mistakes in the Guardian. But the bond markets aren’t that stupid.)
- election polls
Giles Tremlett writes this morning in The Guardian that: Support for the Spanish People’s party government is ebbing away as concern about
- Pope Gordon Bennett
Otto von Pope is known as Benet in Catalan. His friends here call him Gordon. (Brendan D Lynch’s Triumph of the
- Fucked translation, the consequence of a strategic choice by the Spanish authorities?
My man in the education department of the Generalitat de Catalunya this lengthy lunchtime: “Why the fuck would we teach them
- Quantitative analysis by language of Barcelona publications in British Library Integrated Catalogue
The Catalan government continues to claim that public use of Catalan was prohibited during the dictatorship, but everyone sensible now agrees
- NYT on Macià’s coup
Apparently Catalonia Last Week has reprinted the Times’ 1931 story of the Catalan Duce‘s separatist coup. It beats me how anyone