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If the dictator’s cap fits

12 Aug

Wee Ginger Dug

Wonder of wonders, let the band play. There was actually a news story about Scottish politics in the Unionist media that managed to get from beginning to end without asserting how terrible the SNP are, how screwed the independence movement is, or how Alex Salmond has never read anything apart from the Ladybird Book of Independence Declarations.  No, really. I almost fainted too.  Has the Unionist media passed peak-Ruth? Probably not, but sometimes her actions are so egregious that even her fanboys can’t ignore them.

Tory activist Belinda Don is very different from the Scottish Unionist press in that she’s not a big fan of Ruth Davidson. She most likely doesn’t have a photie of Ruth on her mantlepiece posing in a jolly manner with a gutted fish. She’s immune to the dubious charms of Tank Girl. Belinda is so annoyed with Ruth that she’s breaking the Tory omertà against…

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A guide to the Catalan independence referendum.

12 Aug

Catalans for Yes

When? On October 1st.

Where? The referendum will take place in the national territory of Catalonia.

The question: “Do you want Catalonia to be an independent country in the form of a Republic?; it will be written in the 3 official languages of Catalonia: Catalan, Spanish and Occitan Aranese.

Why? The referendum will be held because there is a social and parliamentary majority in favor of exercising the right to self-determination of Catalonia. The Catalan government has tried to agree to a referendum with Madrid on 18 occasions, but Prime Minister Rajoy has refused to give voice to the Catalan people.

Who will be eligible to vote? All citizens older than 18 years who are of Spanish nationality and who reside in Catalonia will be eligible to vote, including those living abroad registered in both a Spanish and Catalan list and whose last residence in Spain was in Catalonia.

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