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11 de març 2015

In reply to an article by Stephen Burgen

In reply to http://m.scotsman.com/news/world/backing-for-a-separate-catalan-state-fades-1-3712537#comments-area.


I am dismayed by some inexact claims in this article.

* "EXACTLY a year ago an opinion poll carried out by the Catalan government showed 60 per cent in favour of independence". No sample has EVER shown such high level of support (and quite honestly, little or no credence should be given to any polls until after the next election!).

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10 de març 2015

Barcelona and "The Finest Hour"

Winston Churchill, House of Commons, June 18 1940
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1940/jun/18/war-situation (Diari de Sessions)

"...It is true that their bomber force is superior in numbers to ours, but we have a very large bomber force also which we shall use to strike at military targets in Germany without intermission. I do not at all underrate the severity of the ordeal which lies before us, but I believe our countrymen will show themselves capable of standing up to it, like the brave men of Barcelona, and will be able to stand up to it, and carry on in spite of ...

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