“Catalonia is not Scotland, despite appearances”, William Chislett (Elcano, Spain)

Catalonia and Scotland share grievances that led them to hold referendums on independence, in the first case an illegal vote in 2017, in defiance of the Spanish Constitution, and the second a legal one in 2014 agreed with the UK government as Britain does not have a codified constitution.

John Elliott, the distinguished British historian, has done a great service in Scots & Catalans: Union & Disunion, published this month, by examining in an even-handed way the political, social, cultural and emotional factors over the last 500 years that divide Scots and Catalans from …

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