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Thatcher’s Catalan Heart/EL COR CATALÀ DE THATCHER


Thatcher’s Catalan Heart

by Josep C. Verges

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Thatcher in Port Stanley after handbagging the occupiers from Buenos Aires, America’s Madrid of arrogant suppression of Falklanders or Catalans. Below: The Iron Curtain. The Iron Lady RIP (Rust in Peace?)



Margaret Thatcher and the Catalans” by Pere Brunso-Ayats praises Margaret Thatcher’s individualism in Diari de Girona. He adds a reminder that Jacobin Statism -copied from Paris by Madrid and recopied from the centralists by Barcelona- is a bad business for Catalans. What would Thatcher have said about Catalonia?



She most certainly defended small countries. She fought for the Falkland Islands against Argentine imperialism and for the people occupied by Russian imperialism. But do not forget she also defended a greater Britain with a London as overbearing as Madrid. She did fight against a Jacobin Europe, but never so stupidly as Cameron. She didn’t walk out of a negotiating table to go it alone. What would Thatcher have said about a Catalan referendum on independence? The same she said on the foundations of freedom: “Constitutions have to be written on hearts, not just on paper.” The Spanish Constitution and the Statute of Catalonia have been downtrodden by Spanish nationalists. If Thatcher had ruled in Madrid she would have respected the will of the people expressed in the referendum on the Catalan Statute. She would never have sought out politicized judges to rip apart the Statute. She was smart enough to realize that the response would be a referendum on Catalan independence. Her democratic intelligence exposes the unbridgeable distance between the nationalist Thatcher and Spanish nationalists in Madrid. Thatcher believed in the rule of law. Spanish nationalists in Madrid impose their law of the ruler. Pieces of paper made worthless by Madrid, with a useless Constitution and a toothless Statute, have broken the hearts of the Catalans.



(“El cor català de Thatcher,” by Josep C. Vergés, Diari de Girona, 24 April 2013)



El cor català de Thatcher


per Josep C. Vergés

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La Cortina de Ferro. La Dama de Ferro RIP (Rovelli en Pau?). Primera foto: Thatcher a Port Stanley després de colpejar amb la seva bossa els ocupants de Buenos Aires, el Madrid d’Amèrica d’arrogants supressors de falklandesos o catalans.



Margaret Thatcher i nosaltres els catalans” de Pere Brunsó Ayats fa un elogi a l’individualisme de Margaret Thatcher al Diari de Girona. Aprofita per recordar-nos que l’estatalisme jacobí -copiat de París a Madrid i recopiat dels centralistes a Barcelona- és un mal negoci per als catalans. Però què hauria dit Thatcher sobre Catalunya?



Certament ella defensava els paisos petits. Va lluitar per les Illes Falkland contra l’imperialisme argentí i pels pobles ocupats per l’imperialisme rus. Però no oblidem que també defensava una Anglaterra gran, amb un Londres igual de cap gros que Madrid. També va lluitar contra el jacobinisme europeu, però mai va ser tan estúpida com Cameron. Ella no es va aixecar de cap taula de negociació per anar per lliure. Què diria Thatcher als catalans sobre el referèndum de la independència? El mateix que deia sobre els fonaments de la llibertat: “Les constitucions s’han d’haver escrit sobre els cors i no només sobre el paper.” La Constitució espanyola i l’Estatut de Catalunya són papers malmesos pels espanyolistes. Si Thatcher hagués governat a Madrid hauria respectat la voluntat del poble català expressat en el referèndum sobre l’Estatut. Mai hauria buscat uns jutges polititzats que estripessin l’Estatut. Era prou llesta per saber que la resposta dels catalans seria un referèndum sobre la independència. La seva intel.ligència democràtica és la diferència abismal entre la nacionalista Thatcher i els espanyolistes de Madrid. Thatcher creia en l’imperi de la llei. Els espanyolistes de Madrid imposen la seva llei de l’imperi. Els papers mullats de Madrid, amb una Constitució que no serveix i un Estatut estripat, han trencat el cor dels catalans.



(“El cor català de Thatcher,” per Josep C. Vergés, Diari de Girona, 24 abril 2013)



25 April 2013 - Posted by | Politics/Política |


  1. Why, I asked Catalan politicians, did the politics of national identity trouble them so much? The answer lies partly in the events of last summer when a vast crowd in Barcelona protested at the Madrid constitutional court’s rejection of a new Catalan statute of autonomy.


    Comment by Clay Reid | 4 May 2013 | Reply

  2. The reasons for this shift within Spain’s most economically prosperous region have been accumulating for years: the crippling financial crisis, resentment over transfers of roughly 8 to 9 percent of Catalonia’s GDP to poorer regions of Spain, the 2010 evisceration by the Spanish Constitutional Court of an enhanced Catalan statute of autonomy, and a lingering concern that Madrid is unable or unwilling to sufficiently appreciate the richness of Spain’s plurality.


    Comment by Manuel B. Reed | 15 May 2013 | Reply

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