Gaona: Here's why Catalonia’s 'independence' isn't viable


Op-ed by Jose Mauricio Gaona, O’Brien Fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Saul Hayes Fellow at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. 

"In the end, what otherwise could have been a legitimate claim (i.e., a fairer tax share and fiscal distribution of Catalonia’s revenue) has become the biggest political crisis Spain has seen since the end of Franco’s regime in 1975. While both sides – the Spanish and the Catalan governments – may have some blame to share, there is little doubt that the promise of a full independence was not merely popular among Catalans but ultimately unrealistic."

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