Scots have kilts, what do Catalans have?

Scots have kilts, what do Catalans have?

There are 11 comments on the Reuters story from Nov 7, 2013, titled Scots have kilts, what do Catalans have?. In it, Reuters reports that:

When Catalonia's local language was reintroduced in the northern Spanish region's schools three decades ago, Nati Grabiel was on the frontlines of the effort, training teachers to educate in the Catalan tongue.

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Catalans Question

Southampton, NY

#1 Nov 7, 2013
C lits?
Rios Turkish Chum

UK

#3 Nov 7, 2013
They are known as "Cataloonies".

Other countries where men wear wee kilties (apart from Scotland)---

Greece (only the soldiers)
Africa

Arabs and moslems wear their wives long nighties.

Brighton
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#4 Nov 7, 2013
Those folks in Europe and elsewhere laugh at our gun culture and gun violence and would probably change the question to:

Scots have kilts
Americans have guns.
mr ben

Ireland

#5 Nov 7, 2013
Catalans have Barcelona CF
Basque_Spaniards

Bilbao, Spain

#7 Nov 8, 2013
Please, never compare Scothland with Catalonia. Scothland was an independent country, Catalonia instead never. Catalonia was a part of the Kingdom of Aragon. Kingdom of Aragon composited in four regions:
-Aragon: Govern, nowadays, always by spanish conservatives or spanish socialists.
-Catalonia: Govern by Catalan nationalists or spanish socialits with the support of radical nationalists.
-Valencia: Always govern by spanish conservatives.
-Balearic Islands: Always govern by spanish conservatives.
The Catalan region was always very spanish until the economy problems happen. The Catalan nationalists demands money when they are governing and when spanish government says , NO. They manipulated their people saying that spaniards are attacking us even being spaniards themselves. They only want to confront the catalan people with the rest of spain in spite of creating the risk with their own economy because 1.000 companies has moved to Madrid because they are afraid with the impact.
Before the Crisis:
74% of the Catalans felt proud spanish and only 15% wanted independence, nowadays, the secession has increased three times. However, in the basque country, the secession has never surplused the 37% of the basque people, Furthermore, the other basque region, Navarre, the principal region of the basque kingdom, is still very spanish with the minimun of 20% of basque feelings.
To compare the two principal differents nationalist parties of spain and voters feelings.
The moderate nationalist parties (CIU and PNV) are nationalists, however, their voters are divided between "liberal" regionalists and pro-secesionist. In the case of radical nationalist, the 90% of their voters are pro-secessionist and the 10% are "socialist" regionalist.
terry knobhead

London, UK

#9 Nov 11, 2013
If catalans want independence then why not let them have it ? Is it because the spanish football team would be crap?
Basque_spaniards

Barcelona, Spain

#10 Nov 13, 2013
terry knobhead wrote:
If catalans want independence then why not let them have it ? Is it because the spanish football team would be crap?
Do they want it really?? Or its the strategy of the nationalist government to avoid to speak about resolving the economy problems??
In this period 1000 companies has moved from Barcelona to Madrid, The unemployment of Catalonia has arrived to 21% of the catalans, There is no money to pay to the pharmacies, no money for children with their families in poor situation, they are financily rescued twice by the spanish government because no-ones give them any money, the have 50.000 million of debt (the most insolvent region of spain) and its the most corrupted region of spain.
But ,in contrast, they have money for 8 public catalan TV channels, embassies, grants to the catalan newspapers and for their Catalan National Assembly and the catalan government is even better paid than the spanish government.
Is an example of suicide management and not only that, the catalan government want independence taking advantage of the demonstrations of the 9% of the Catalan population.
The simple fact that getting the independence will be a disaster of Catalan population, however, for the nationalist politicians not because they have the money in Switzerland.
The Catalan people think that the rest of spain is the same of the economy problems because the catalan government has encourage them by their "TV Channels".
Like Goebbels, "With Propaganda 100 lies will be truth".

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#11 Nov 14, 2013
paella

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#12 Nov 14, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
Those folks in Europe and elsewhere laugh at our gun culture and gun violence and would probably change the question to:
Scots have kilts
Americans have guns.
English have cheese
El Gran Caeso

Leatherhead, UK

#13 Nov 14, 2013
nwbroc wrote:
<quoted text>
English have cheese
so do the French and the Swiss.

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#14 Nov 14, 2013
English folks chase cheese down hills.

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