Tomorrow the British and Scottish governments will announce they have reached an agreement to have an independence referendum in 2014. This will be the third vote in my lifetime.
I see no difference between the Catalonian question and Scotland except grown up governments willing to cooperate on democratic principles.
The majority of English don’t wish to see an independent Scotland. However more than that they understand the peoples right to self determination should take precedence.
I would be surprised if the Scottish voted in majority to leave the United Kingdom. Just as I don’t believe the majority of Catalans would either. However the principle of free choice in a process is just as important.
I do not understand why the Spanish government cannot see that. It does not give me any confidence that Spain has moved forward from it’s past into the modern community of nations.