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Spain and Catalonia

By Gwyne Dyer      

The new Spanish government that emerges from the forthcoming snap election, whatever it is (nobody knows), won’t be able to solve the problem either. The most it can do, if it’s sensible, is to commute any prison sentences imposed on the ‘Catalan Twelve’ and deny them martyrdom.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, pictured in this file photograph. His overnment fell on Wednesday when two small Catalan nationalist parties voted against its budget, essentially to punish it for not stopping the trial of 12 Catalan leaders of the attempted secession from Spain in 2017. Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia
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