This weekend, 700,000 people in Catalonia are eligible to vote in the region’s first ever referendum on independence from Spain.
Or at least, that’s how the BBC has it. Tomorrow will be interesting because the turnout will give everyone an idea of how far CUP, ERC and even CiU can run with independence as a vote winner. But Barcelona and the more ‘Spanish’ suburbs (like Cerdanyola) aren’t taking part. As I’ve pointed out elsewhere: we all know that if it were up to Vic, Catalonia would have declared independence years ago.
I’ll be watching tomorrow’s results with some interest. But I’d rather they had a proper vote, and we could all be done with it.