7 Nov 2017 #91
Too bad the Catalans don't have enough hardware to stage a half decent insurgency
You're rather eager to have other people spill blood for your amusement. The real fact is that not enough of the population wants independence badly enough with all that entails and at some level they know that.
Independence would mean rapid exit from the EU and Euro and the expenses of trying to establish a new currency and the state institutions that Spain currently does while dealing with capital flight to Spain and collapsing tourism and a significant portion of the population not wanting Catalonian citizenship etc etc etc. The economic strain alone would make their current sissy complaints about paying Madrid money look like a cupcake party.
They don't want independence they want to irritate the central government.
The longer Pudgy-demon is in Brussels the more damage he will do to the Catalan 'cause' and the EU will hate them as much as many Spaniards already do.