The Herald: Why Spanish unionists feel vindicated by the SNP’s surge


By chief reporter David Leask

THE sheer scale of the SNP’s surge since the referendum may be horrifying British unionists.

But it seems to be making their Spanish counterparts just a little bit smug.

Opponents of independence for Catalonia, using the full weight of the Spanish state and judiciary, blocked a Scottish-style vote.

Now the rise of rise of Scottish nationalism before and after September’s plebiscite has convinced them that this was the right thing to do.

“Cameron’s strategy is failing,” declared Cronica Global, a staunchly unionist news site in Barcelona. “The independence referendum has not pacified Scottish nationalists.”

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