October 16, 2012

Lessons for Spain in Scottish Vote

Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

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Arriving in Scotland a few years ago, I was greeted by a poster boasting that Glasgow has "the latitude of Smolensk and the attitude of Barcelona". It was a vivid example of the comradeship and admiration with which Scots look towards Catalonia. Barcelona, the Catalan capital, has many things Glaswegians covet: better weather, better food, better football. Now, however, Catalans have a reason to look enviously towards Scotland.

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