From Spain to Iraq, states have to see that suppressing secession won’t work | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian


Madrid’s heavy-handed approach to Catalonian independence is a mistake. It’s better to compromise and allow a degree of ‘autonomy-lite’, writes Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Source: From Spain to Iraq, states have to see that suppressing secession won’t work | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

One thought on “From Spain to Iraq, states have to see that suppressing secession won’t work | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

  1. Over the years many instances of wishing and creating or not creating independence some peaceful, some successful, some unsuccessful, some violent, for and against.

    Is this another or others of political situations whereby, what would appear to be similar situations, but are they, and a variance of success or not, some respecting wishes and some not.

    How to live and rule together can and does become very complicated and can there ever be a simple, common way to proceed.

    Why not just grant what the populace wish for, but within that populace do all agree or disagree in similarity or very differing opinions or thoughts.

    In many instances the politics could be differing.

    There are so many differences within each of the conflicts so a common approach will, it appears, never be possible.

    What should be possible is that all opinions should be considered and by negotiation all aspects considered and by consensus agreements should be forthcoming without the needs for violence. For with violence many innocents will be affected and may be maimed or even killed.

    Oh, in what a complicated World we all live and die, why can it not be so different, by live and let live.

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