Europe

Scotland Proved You Can't Scare Catalonia Away From Independence

Devolution, not scaremongering, is the way to win hearts and minds.

You don't frighten her.

Photograph: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

You might expect that the Spanish government would have learned some important lessons from the U.K. executive's near disaster in last year's Scottish referendum. Apparently not, judging from the scaremongering attempts to dissuade Catalans from backing the region's secessionists in Sunday's election.

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