- Aug 2010
- Welsh Marches
That is all very well in theory, but in a civilized democratic nation people will work out their differences in a peaceful manner, allowing a negotiated secession by a coherent region if a majority want it, while those wishing to secede will pursue their aim in a peaceful and democratic manner; after all, who would want to live in a nation in which the people of a certain region are merely being kept in it by the use of force? This is not a merely theoretical matter in the UK, where a referendum was held quite recently on Scottish independence. One could compare how the Spanish central government dealt with the Catalan issue.