The Catalans' quandary | Josep Ramoneda

The Catalans' quandary | Josep Ramoneda
 

The Basque country and Catalonia have always dreamed of having their own national sports teams, much like those of the different countries of Britain. Asked about this years ago while he was still playing football, Pep Guardiola (now the Barcelona manager) responded: "Yes, the Catalan team, the Basque team, great, but what would we call the other one?"
Here Guardiola succeeded, probably unwittingly, in summarising Spain's political landscape. Calling the "other" team Spanish would effectively mean accepting that Catalonia and the Basque country aren't part of Spain. The... read more

 
31 March 2011 in World News, Views: 2
Source: Guardian
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