Sinn Féin’s unwise homage to Catalonia

Pushing the Catalan cause feeds into the Sinn Féin narrative that people living in the North should also be allowed to have their say on a United Ireland in a border poll

3rd October, 2017
Sinn Féin’s unwise homage to Catalonia
Students hold a silent protest against the violence that marred Sunday's referendum vote. Pic: Getty

There has been a general expression of horror across the Irish political establishment at the scenes of Spanish police attacking voters during the Catalan independence referendum. The images which have been shown are more reminiscent of the General Franco’s dictatorship rather than the return of Spanish democracy after his death in 1975.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has condemned the violence by the Spanish police, while also saying that the Irish government respects the territorial unity...

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