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    Wrote this 3 years ago on why Madrid couldn't simply ignore a rising appetite for an independence vote in Catalonia theguardian.com/news/datablog/…

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    Since then, Rajoy has dealt with the issue, including today's crackdown, badly. If anything, Madrid has further fuelled pro-indy sentiment

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    However, today's vote isn't constitutional - and you can't in a rules-based system simply just declare independence

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    Those cheering a side on, as if it were some football match, should be weary of implications of shaking foundations of a rules-based system

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    On potential next steps, and what happens after today's vote, this @FT piece is very good ft.com/content/038fe4… - TL;DR it's complicated

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