Protesters hold up banners reading “Help Catalonia” during a candlelight vigil to demand the release of imprisoned separatist leaders Jordi Sanchez, head of the Catalan National Assembly, and Jordi Cuixart, head of the Omnium Cultural association, in Barcelona, Spain, on October 17. Photo: Bloomberg

Independence for Catalonia would lead the region out of Spain and into oblivion

Sherif Elgebeily says an independent Catalonia would have a rude awakening once it realised it could not get into the EU, dealing a massive blow to the economic aspirations motivating it to attempt secession

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Protesters hold up banners reading “Help Catalonia” during a candlelight vigil to demand the release of imprisoned separatist leaders Jordi Sanchez, head of the Catalan National Assembly, and Jordi Cuixart, head of the Omnium Cultural association, in Barcelona, Spain, on October 17. Photo: Bloomberg
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