Spain in crisis over Catalonia’s fight for independence – November 5, 2017

Spain in crisis over Catalonia’s fight for independence – November 5, 2017

Spain in crisis over Catalonia’s fight for independence – November 5, 2017

This week, on Perspective with Alison Smith: Spain in crisis over Catalonia’s fight for independence

Alison speaks Stephen Burgen, journalist with the Guardian based in Barcelona, about the mood on the ground given the unfolding crisis.

Antonio Barrosso, Deputy Director of Research for Teneo Intelligence, talks to Alison from London about the Spanish government’s reaction to the situation and what the broader implications of Catalonia’s quest for independence might be.

Alison speaks to Manon Cornellier, editorial writer at Le Devoir, about the comparisons being made between the drive for independence in Spain and Quebec’s sovereignty movement

We also hear from individuals within Catalonia who both support and oppose the region’s pursuit for secession from Spain as well a perspective from Iñigo Urkullu, President of the Basque Government.