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Catalonia’s grievance culture

16 February 2021

3:17 AM

16 February 2021

3:17 AM

‘Scotland,’ declared the Times in 1856, is ‘manifestly a country in want of a grievance.’

The same could be said of Catalonia, which held regional elections this week. Catalonia spent much of the nineteenth century adding to its store of grievances. In 1885 a deputation of politicians travelled to Madrid in a fruitless attempt to interest Spain’s government in a comprehensive list of their region’s ‘greuges’ (Catalan for grievances).

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