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DavidV

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In Catalonia they're at it again:

https://www.thelocal.es/20181012/madrid-to-take-legal-action-over-catalan-parliament-vote-condemning-king-felipe
Peter

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If the monarch intervenes in a political question, as Felipe VI did, then i think both the fact and nature of the intervention can legitimately be criticised. This resolution however went much too far and was rightly condemned, though the threat of unspecified legal action was perhaps unwise. And it seems in the nature of separatists to be extremely tiresome people, especially when, as in Catalonia and Scotland, there are no genuine grievances to be addressed but the separatism is instead fueled by the self-regard and personal ambition of its leaders.
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I'm sure Theodore agrees me on this, but King Felipe VI was quite right to point out that what the Catalan separatists did was sedition, and that it went against the constitution. It may not be unconstitutional in some countries, but in Spain it definitely is.
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I didn't say he was wrong. But if you enter an argument on a contentious issue you must expect that people will then argue back, whoever you are and however elevated your status. Though it is true that this resolution was not so much argument as name-calling.
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