Yes Catalunya

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“In Scotland we recently came to the end of a long and unprecedented democratic process about the future of our society. Even though the referendum did not result in a majority vote for independence, and the Yes vote lost, the process itself was an overwhelming victory for participation in politics.

It may seem that, for the people of Catalunya, still denied the opportunity to express self-determination in a legally binding vote, Scotland’s experienced a wasted opportunity. While this feeling is strong among the 1.6 million people who voted Yes, this regret is obscured by a continued engagement in Scottish politics, which seems destined to change our nation for the better, despite the recent endorsement of Westminster rule by the Scottish electorate.

Our experience was one of learning, about ourselves, and few people in Scotland now dispute the validity of the referendum campaign. Such an exercise is one that any nation should treat with respect and dignity for its own sake. After Catalunya votes on Sunday 9 November, a measure of clarity will emerge and, just as for Scotland, a significant amount of uncertainty will remain whatever the result.

The patience that is required of any people to see power returned to them is vast and the process is often painful. Yet resilience is also the greatest strength of any movement: for independence, as a goal, is more than just a destination, it is an idea that once ignited in the minds of a society cannot be erased.

For many of us, voting Yes was an act of empowerment, of confidence and collective imagination. Though we would have hoped to inspire other nations to achieve independence through our own example, our task is now to encourage the kind of participation that we saw in our referendum campaign. Such engagement can stand up to the strongest of states and grab the attention of the most distant politicians.

Perhaps the most important point we must remember is how different our histories have been. That is the true cause of self-determination and democratic renewal everywhere: to respect, empower and understand that which is distinct. This is why to vote for independence, even as an abstract idea that cannot yet be realised, is a great privilege for any country.

With this in mind, the undersigned pro-independence activists express our hope that Catalunya will vote Yes to both questions on Sunday 9 November 2014.”

Yours in Solidarity

Christopher Silver
Mike Small
Michael Gray
Hamish Gibson
Ross Colquhoun
Miriam Brett
Jonathon Shafi
David Aitchison
Peter Arnott

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  1. Clare Archibald says:

    Good luck today Catalunya whatever happens we are with you in spirit and resolve to keep the process of Independence vibrant and meaningful

    1. Vote Yes Catalunya.The first step on the journey!!

    2. Cathy Plunkett says:

      Hope Yes wins today thinking of you all xx

    3. Good luck Catalunya…I hope your time is now and I hope you can be braver in this moment than we were in ours. We are with you in spirit. Si Si!

    4. My thoughts are with you today. Vote YES, YES as a first step to freedom.

    5. The very Best of Luck Catalonia we are behind you, although we did take a wee stumble along the way.

  2. Mark Strachan says:

    Visca Catalunya! Saor Alba!

  3. Carole Horton says:

    Thinking of you today my brothers and sisters in Catalonia.

    1. Dean Richardson says:

      “Catalunya” is the Catalan spelling. “Catalonia” is the Spanish spelling.

      1. gonzalo1 says:

        The Spanish spelling is Cataluna with the ‘n’ being the enye which doesn’t exist in English and which I can’t find on my computer.

      2. Dean Richardson says:

        My mistake. I need to read more carefully in future. I guess “Catalonia” must be the Anglicised spelling. Thanks for putting me right.

  4. Janette Robb says:

    All good wishes for your political journey be with you today. With love from Scotland. xx

  5. Norrie Sanchez says:

    Go for it an let your hope triumph over fear!

  6. Ian Patterson says:

    I fully support the Catalan people’s quest for Independence. I hope they get it, one day soon.

  7. Mike and Maggie Spear says:

    All our support for your ongoing struggle towards democracy. Scotland will get there soon but, for now, we look to Catalunya as a bright beacon of light in the ‘establishment’ night.

  8. Justin Fayre says:

    Best wishes on your momentous day.
    Seize the hour and seize the day

    1. Grab it with both hands! Good Luck! x

  9. Gordon Bickerton says:

    The very best of luck to them.

  10. paul oliver says:

    Bona Sort! molta Sort! Gracies #9N2014#SiSi

  11. jimnarlene says:

    Wishing you all, the peoples of Catalunya, the best in your journey to independence.

    1. Sean McNulty says:

      “While this feeling is strong among the 1.6 million people who voted Yes, this regret is obscured by a continued engagement in Scottish politics, which seems destined to change our nation for the better, despite the recent endorsement of Westminster rule by the Scottish electorate.”

      Which is why a gradual approach may work out best for both our nations, and why certain setbacks may be blessings in disguise. A 5-10 year process of intense political engagement makes a greater dent in a nation’s psyche than a two-year process.

      To our brothers and sisters in Catalunya, and the Basques responsible for those superb human flag mosaics:

      Onwards, brothers and sisters. Keep those beacons lit, and may this awakening spread across the Continent.

      1. Marga says:

        Sean, Catalonia can’t wait. It is currently being assimilated back into a voracious Spanish state. The situation of Scotland is different.

  12. I deeply and desperately hope that Catalunya will take the step that Scotland did not. Vote YES to independence Catalonia! Do it for the 45% of Scots who are the same as you. Do it for our future as well as your own. The very best of luck to you – today and always.

    Independència de Catalunya i Alba!!!

    http://inlouiswake.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/independencia-de-catalunya.html

  13. Eduard says:

    Thank you all! We’re voting. We’re winning. People have the power.

  14. Fay Kennedy. says:

    It’s time. It’s coming yet for a that. In solidarity with Catalunya.

  15. George Bowie says:

    You are much braver than us we only had to endure propaganda to vote you however are being threatened by military force.Yes for Catalunya.

  16. Joeninho says:

    Catalunya- more than a region!

  17. Heather says:

    Looking forward to a YES result for Catalonia. The Independence process here in Scotland was far from democratic with a media and westminster led campaign of lies and deception to secure a no vote. Next time Scotland will gain her Independence, it is the will of the people, I believe the will of the people will do it for Catalonia!

  18. Mike Quantrill says:

    Good luck Catalonia, democracy in action.

  19. misssym says:

    Our friends in Catalonia who supported us during our campaign, we,in turn, support you. Do what we didn’t manage to do this time and keep the hope of self determination alive for all of us.

  20. Catalunya can only win, today or tomorrow: Independence will be fought for and arrive

  21. william smith says:

    Hope you get the YES vote and start to become a free nation.

  22. I fully support the right of people to self determination Go Catalonia

  23. Modgirl66 says:

    Look forward to coming for a holiday to your Independent Catalonia……here’s to you all good luck….we wus robbed….xxx

  24. Colin Fraser says:

    I stand side by side with my brothers and sisters in Catalonia. One day we will win our independence and the true winner will be democracy.

  25. paulcarline says:

    Catalonia is not Spain! It will be independent.

  26. trapdoorcat says:

    Do not lose heart because of our recent referendum defeat. That was just another battle on the way to regaining our independence. ‘Time is our friend’, and Catalonians & Caledonians will achieve their aims. Keep on pushing and prodding. Oh, and have a great day. Love and best wishes from Scotland.
    Jim Graham

  27. We are willing you on to vote yes and good luck Catalunya!

  28. David Downie says:

    Best wishes to our Catalonian brothers and sisters in your courageous fight for Independence, Saor Alba, Saor Catalunya.

  29. fehvepehs says:

    The patience that is required of any people to see power returned to them is vast and the process is often painful. Yet resilience is also the greatest strength of any movement:
    I wish I could write like that.
    Power to the people of Catalonia
    Escocia contigo

  30. Col says:

    Love Catalonia and it’s people. You can do it!

  31. John Page says:

    Very best wishes today, Catalunya!

  32. Optimistic Till I Die says:

    When I was helping at one of the Yes shops in Edinburgh before the Scottish referendum on the 19th September I was pleased to find our efforts were supported by a contingent of Catalonians who were visiting Edinburgh. I hope that I and other Scots will be able to give you support when a legally binding referendum becomes possible. In the meantime I wish you well with your current activities and hope your non-binding referendum produces strong support for your cause.

  33. Lynne Smith says:

    Total respect to all the brave Catalans. Heart warming to see you all standing together for your cause. Best of luck going forward.

  34. M says:

    Catalunya be brave.

  35. Northernsky says:

    Catalunya’s future in Catalunya’s hands! Sending love and best wishes from Scotland.

  36. I am with Catalunya in spirit,wishing you as many Si as needed and then some more just because you can.

  37. Jack Coats says:

    Good luck Catalonia, make it a Yes and inspire Scotland for our next Referendum, which is coming soon.

  38. John Boyce says:

    Go for it Catalonia

  39. Jean says:

    We’re with you Catalunya. Good luck for today!

  40. mackisimul says:

    No government can stand against a people’s will no matter how many pieces of paper they write and how many judges say no. Stand tall, be strong, you will win in the end as will we.

  41. Catherine Gilchrist says:

    A’ the best.
    Wishing you success in your bid for independence. Stay positive.

  42. dmcwade says:

    Take your freedom Catalonia, your passion will carry you through, Si Si.

  43. Good luck Catalunya, Scotland is watching and willing a yes vote for you .

  44. Coillte MacCoinneach says:

    I wish you all the success in the world in your quest for independence!

    The process here in Scotland was flawed as the Westminster government facilitated for all the corruption well as the tools necessary to ensure that Scotland remained within the UK.

    Keep focussed and remember tomorrow is another day and if the vote does is not for independence, remember that it is not those who voted ‘no’ that have betrayed you but the government that believes in ‘democracy’!!

  45. dmcwade says:

    Take your freedom Catalonia, your passion will carry you to independence, we applaud you’re spirit.Si Si Si !

  46. Ewan says:

    Please find the courage the Scottish people lacked. Bisca Catalunya!

  47. Aicha angel nikita astroskaus connor Wallace says:

    Good luck catalona, I hope u achieve your independence quicker the scots.

  48. Jordi says:

    Thanks for being there!!!

  49. Donald says:

    I wish Catalalonia all the best, I hope you have a long and prosperous future. Embrace the wonderful opportunity that Independence offers, choose hope over fear.

  50. Rick Cowe says:

    Go for amigos

  51. Joan says:

    Good luck Catalonia in your vote! Hope over fear! remember whatever the outcome, this is another step towards independence. Yes voters in Scotland are with you!

  52. ScotL says:

    I don’t know your history or your politics but I recognise your strength of spirit. Be strong, be brave, be free.

  53. JBS says:

    Come on, Catalonia, show us how it’s done.

  54. Rise up and claim the independence you deserve. This is your time. We are with you.

  55. Kara's Aunty says:

    I’m behind you 100%, Catalunya. Even if you don’t achieve your goal, you’ll know you did what’s best for your country. Independence will come, sooner or later (it’s inevitable); but it’s important to retain your self-respect while you work for it. Do that by voting SiSi.

    Yours in solidarity! Hope over Fear!

  56. I hope that the vote is clear and a mandate which can be used as the basis of negotiating the wants and needs to set up a Catalonian state. Let’s hope that the Scots and the Catalans can soon enjoy independence and work together along with other similar independence seeking nations and regions.

  57. Whaup says:

    Hope over fear Catalonia. Be brave today and vote for a better future.

  58. Ruth says:

    Catalonia, feeling love in my heart for you today. Your spirit is inspiring. I hope you will find independence and heartfelt thanks for the support you gave to Scotland xxx

  59. I wish the people of Catalonia all the best on this historic day.

    I support their nation taking complete control over their own destiny with a resounding ‘Yes’ vote for independence.

  60. marcus says:

    People of Catalunia, show your government your craving for independence! Vote yes!

  61. jean martin says:

    The Nationalist/Republican people of Ireland support the people of Catalunya.

  62. Colin Morrison says:

    Vote with your heart.

  63. First they ignore you,
    then they laugh at you,
    then they come to fight you,
    then you win.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    This is the first stepping stone to Independence Catalunya.
    You will get there soon together with Scotland.
    Many thanks for your support and the cool beach flags.

  64. Karen Dietz says:

    Ándale!

  65. The flame will always burn within. It cannot be extinguished, only fed. Viva Catalunya

  66. Fiona MacLeod says:

    We support you wholeheartedly & thank you for your wholehearted support of ourselves..rooting for you

  67. “Yes” to Catalunya having a democratic vote on its future, whatever the outcome.

  68. Dougie Bendall says:

    May your dedication, enthusiasm and positivity bring peace and the result you seek. You inspire us. Kind regards and best wishes.

  69. sean mcgee says:

    Real democracy is a journey and solidarity is hope – both came from the Scottish referendum. Go Catalunya

  70. Dan Holmes says:

    Self determination is a human right. How can anyone not support the vote in Catalunya?

    1. Dean Richardson says:

      You can bet your last dollar that western governments will refuse to support the vote in Catalunya, because it “lacks a democratic mandate”, or something along those lines, but they insist on self-determination for Third World countries, as long as the new regimes favour the West, and can supply minerals and other resources that Western industry needs.

  71. Good luck Catalunya, go do what Scotland failed to do. Take this opportunity and make it work.

  72. Audrey says:

    Never be afraid to say yes to a better future. Wishing you a great result, Catalonia.

  73. Duncan McCormack says:

    Gor for independence Catalonia, let your hearts and heads rule and do not, repeat do not let the Spanish government scare or bully you from securing your goal!

    Best wishes from Scotland!

    Duncan McCormack

  74. Don’t allow yourselves to be bullied, belittled and intimidated into rejecting the chance to control your destiny.
    In Scotland there are so many already regretting voting ‘No’ – closing off the chance of a far brighter future that could have been shaped for ourselves by ourselves.

  75. Kevin Robertson says:

    Vote YES, hold your nerve and let the Spanish politicians and world political community know the strength of your resolve through the exercise of your political will.

    YES & YES

    Kevin Robertson

  76. DO what the fools in Scotland refused to do vote YES X

  77. Valerie says:

    Stay strong! Sending all good wishes for you to get your Independence, and thank you for your wonderful support

  78. jean mcmonies says:

    Good Luck Catalunya!!!….

  79. Frank M says:

    We, your brothers in Scotland, are totally with you in solidarity. Vote with hope against fear. Your time will come, as will ours. Viva Catalunya.

  80. margaret cowan says:

    Good luck with your vote. Freedom!

  81. Thomas Valentine says:

    Everything I think of saying just sounds stupid and patronising. I just want your people to get out and vote. Make a great public show of your intentions and Madrid will feel their guts sink. Make them go cold with shock. They know it matter not a bean what they say they permit when everyone in Europe knows its the will of the population that matters. The Right of Self Determination is Inviolate.

  82. Les Hodge says:

    All the best today and we should keep in touch along that road to freedom!!

  83. Andrew Skea says:

    ‘Westminster rule” is a Nasty Nationalist term intended to deny the fact that Scotland participates fully in the running of the United Kingdom by sending MPs to the Westminster Parliament. Every Scot gets one vote in exactly the same way as every person from Cardiff, Newcastle and Brighton.
    Our Nationalists lack the maturity to share sovereignty (joint decision making) with our neighbours in the rest of the UK. They have convinced themselves and try to convince others that we are different from our neighbours and that our neighbours can’t be trusted.
    Nationalism is an easy concept to sell especially in difficult times – “everything that is wrong is caused by our neighbours”. Nationalism, however, does not offer an answers to the problems that we face in this modern world. We need to work with out neighbours.
    Yes, it is best that government is brought close to people wherever possible, but many problems require commitment to co-operation and there is no greater commitment than sharing of sovereignty.

    My message to the people of Catalunya is to strip out the empty politics of Nationalism from the debate and look at what is left – including common concerns for health, education, freedom, security and the reduction in poverty. People round the world have the same concerns in life – lets work together to dismantle borders, lets not build new or existing borders higher.

    1. Westminster rule is just nasty.

    2. JBS says:

      No voters are miserable creatures.

  84. squidgybidge says:

    Best of luck in taking this first step towards taking full political control of your future and your childrens future.

  85. Bill Gardner says:

    May your momentum towards a fairer independent Catalonia move forward with this vote more than you can imagine. If anything the narrow No result has boosted the desire for Independence from England and it won’t be long in coming !!!!

  86. sunhoney90 says:

    My heart is with you brothers and sisters of Catalunya as you vote today to set your country free.

  87. boglestone says:

    You know it makes sense Catalunya. Si Si!

  88. Vote Yes to Independence !!. giving power over your country to a small group of people only creates greed and corruption. . That’s why they don’t want to give it back.

  89. Suzanne says:

    Sending you all the best today!

  90. Paul says:

    Llibertat per a Catalunya #Sisi

  91. mary vasey says:

    Si Catalonia, wishing you a’ the best AYE

  92. Martin McCann says:

    Scotland is watching and so proud of all of you. Our over population of 55 years and over were barraged by the Westminster Government in the UK and biased press. The put the fear in them and the next generation were forgotten about. Don’t let media and fear put you off you hope and your longing for a better future for you children and their children, this is their vote. Love for Scotland

  93. I hope you manage in spite of everything the Spanish state is throwing at you! Catalunya lliure!

  94. IAB says:

    Vote Yes and we’ll not be far behind you. Soar Catalunya soar as we should have

  95. David Tkocz says:

    I wish you great success and hope you will be an example to the misguided people of Scotland

  96. hoppinghaggis says:

    Let your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears…

    Deixi que les seves decisions reflecteixen les seves esperances , no les seves pors…

  97. Brotyboy says:

    Andiamo! In bocca al lupo.

  98. Barbara naughton says:

    We are with you Catalunya. Xx

  99. Hope you win, we lost but we will pray for you.

  100. David Fee says:

    All the best Catalunya. We need to take responsibility for change. We need to reclaim our democracies. We need to take back our ability to control the way we are governed. You can do it.

  101. Peadar Morgan says:

    Neo-eisimeileachd dha Cataluinia – gun nochd sibh an t-slighe dha Alba is eile. Independéncia, Catalunya: si, si! Show the way to Scotland and others 🙂

  102. Dunkie says:

    I was in Girona three weeks ago and was very heartened to see all the yellow banners wrapped around statues etcetera in Placa de la Independencia and all the many Catalonian flags hanging from windows. I felt a really good feeling of brotherhood for you all. That is one beautiful city you have there too – a delight to be in.

    Stay strong and we will do this together – taking control of our own destinies from the hands of the privileged few who rule us from beyond our borders. A new international brotherhood against the obscene wealth and power of the few (and the damage they are happy to do to our planet) is growing healthily from the decaying credibility of neo-liberalism.

  103. Mark fitzgibbon says:

    Good luck and I hope for 3 things for you:

    1. HIGH turnout
    2. a WIN!!! 🙂
    3. More politicisation of the people and engagement to help you gain momentum to take your freedom!!

  104. Deirdre Smyth says:

    Go Catalonia! our hearts are with you.

  105. Ally McEwan says:

    I fully support Catalonian independence. Best wishes on your historic day!

  106. Joe Gibson says:

    We are with you all the way, people were not born to be subservant to another race of people, I love your flag we will I am sure do the same for you in the very near future, good luck and god bless you all.

  107. Donna Brady says:

    Wishing you all the best from Bonnie Scotland!

  108. fionavon1 says:

    All the best Catalunya. Freedom is a great thing to strive for. Let’s hope that we both make it.

  109. really hope you show us the way bonne chance!!

  110. Keith Murray says:

    My heart is with you, truly you are like brothers and sisters to us here in Scotland.

  111. David Nicol says:

    Our thoughts are with you Catalonia; we hope you win and show us the way to success

  112. Ashley Try says:

    Wishing you all Good Luck and Best Wishes! Xxxxxxxxx

  113. Dennis Taylor says:

    You have the power in your hands show the world what a proud people can do, be our inspiration

  114. ileenemac says:

    Stay strong brothers and sisters. Watching and sending you huge good wishes from Scotland. Was the best feeling in the world to vote YES.

  115. Scott Malcolm says:

    To all Catalans I hope you get your independence.
    Scotland’s day is coming.
    All the best.
    Scott 45 Malcolm @scoott1966

  116. Andrea McKirdy says:

    I recall the support from Catalunya at our March for Freedom in Edinburgh sep 2013. All my best wishes to you on this historic day. Your movement is an inspiration to Scotland’s Yes campaign.

  117. David Chalmers says:

    Please do it.

  118. Lynda Bell says:

    Good luck today, Yessers in Scotland stand with you

  119. Ann says:

    Els habitants d’Escòcia diuen als nostres amics a Catalunya – Canviar el món d’avui . Estem enviant estimes .

  120. Ian Garvie says:

    My heart and soul are with you. You were strong during the civil war, be strong now. Brothers and sisters we are with you.

  121. Neil Brown says:

    All the best Catelonia and good luck for the future as an independent country

  122. Iain Miller says:

    For a’ that an’ a’ that, it’s comin’ yet for a’ that,
    that man tae man the world ower
    will brothers be for a’ that.

    ROBERT BURNS

  123. Lorna Matheson says:

    Buena suerte mucho Catalunya. Nuestros pensamientos están con ustedes en este día tan importante.

  124. Antoni Tapia says:

    Dear friends: I am a Catalan and I’d like to express how touched I am by the lots of supporting messages I’m reading these days. Thank you very much to all those people in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Basque Country, Quebec, and all over the world for your solidarity. We’ll remember your friendship forever.

  125. TomK says:

    Blessings to Catalunya today!

  126. nonibette says:

    Catalunya has been in my thoughts so much but especially today – be of brave heart and one day you will be independent, today’s process and your passion and determination will ensure it. We will be with you as you take the next step today. Saor Alba, Visca Catalunya!

  127. Dear Catalans, Please choose democracy today. I am thinking of you and hoping you will choose wisely. Love from an Independent Scottish woman.

  128. Gordon Milne says:

    Go for it, Catalunya!

  129. Christine Wood says:

    Your good wishes to us this year were greatly appreciated – especially from the many Catalans who visited Scotland in the months before the referendum. We send you our good wishes now – you will get there; we will get there !

  130. Dan Huil says:

    I wish all the people of Catalonia good luck. Vote for your independence! Scotland is with you.

  131. Al kerr says:

    Such a beautiful country and great friendly people …more power to your elbow Catalonia ….Oh and your Catalonia creme is delicious..

  132. jacquie blair says:

    Good luck Catalonia vote Si Si and demand democracy,Scotland stands with you x

  133. Alan Currie says:

    Be strong and be free my friends.

  134. Jacqueline Curley says:

    Good luck Catalonia, Scotland is with you.

  135. All the best with the vote – may your dreams be realised and true democracy win through. And may Scotland follow in the fullness of time. 🙂

  136. gbuttars says:

    Good luck. Solidarity! Grant

  137. Lindsay Davidson says:

    First they ignore you,
    then they laugh at you,
    then they come to fight you,
    then you win.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    Show Scotland how it’s done.

  138. Andi M says:

    Catalunya you were there for us, we’re here for you now. Si!

  139. Morag says:

    Good luck, Catalonia.

  140. lanarkist says:

    SiSi Catalonia, one step closer will reveal how progress can be made incrementally and help Scotland realise that 18th September 2014 was just the first step. We will arrive at Independence together and share a special relationship with our friends in Catalonia.

  141. gerry parker says:

    Please, say Si Si…

  142. davy taylor says:

    Go forward people of catalunya…take your own steps away from the corruption .. do not forget us your Scottish family.. do not wait for us for we WILL catch you up..

  143. Kevin alexander says:

    Hope you do it ..we are all in this together

  144. Neil Davidson says:

    Scotland stands beside you Catalunya………………..forward to freedom : ) xx

  145. Mealer says:

    Catalunya is not Spain !

  146. Derek Coghill says:

    Best of luck…

  147. Gandalf The Dim says:

    Carpe diem! Visca Catalunya! Saor Alba! ><

  148. Good luck brothers and sisters in Catalunya, hope you vote for the right to self- determination for your country. Thanks for your support for Scottish independence. In solidarity always, from Scotland.

  149. Vote with your hearts. Film everything. Your descendants will want to see it. Love, light, peace Tim x

  150. ailurotoo says:

    Let the people have their voice, let the people have their choice. Si Si Catalunya

  151. Caroline English says:

    Hope all goes your way. You deserve your independence and freedom!

  152. Douglas Young says:

    Good luck from us all at Yes Shetland.

  153. tonyroz says:

    shout it out loud Catalunya! so we can hear you in Scotland. thinking of you all, we are with you.

  154. dougalyoung says:

    Good luck from all at Yes Shetland

  155. Vicki Anderson says:

    I hope you succeed where we stumbled. Show no fear, Take your flag and raise it with your pride.

    Visca Catalunya!!
    Saor Alba!!

  156. franburns21 says:

    The 45% of Scottish people whom are fighting for freedom in Scotland are with you every step of the way keep up your fight and never give up xxxxx

  157. I would like to wish all the people of catalunya the very best of luck for there upcoming referendum, and thank you for your support during our referendum and the united flags, we the yes voters are with you all the way , stay strong, here in Scotland we will continue our fight and one day we will get our independence along with other country’s that wish to have there say for there people, go Catalunya, viva Catalunya , SOAR ALBA.

  158. Catalunya es bona, forsa i llibertat x

  159. Stewart Connor says:

    Good luck today Catalunya. The voice of the people is democracy. I hope with all my heart that your voice says Yes. Freedom..

  160. Tris says:

    Estem pensant en vostè

  161. Celia Sillars says:

    Good Luck Catalonia from the Isle of Arran, Scotland.

  162. Graham Stewart says:

    Hope you get the YES vote you deserve. Best of luck to Catalunya

  163. New folder name says:

    All the best form Wales (Galles)

  164. gerry M says:

    Solidarity from Scotland to the Catalan people. Our day will come!

  165. Sandra says:

    Go Catalonia ! Become your destiny ! We’re get there, we are just taking a wee bit longer xox

  166. Reneb says:

    Good luck to Catalunya! And thanks for your support on Sep18th.

  167. lisa lafferty-monro says:

    Good luck mis amigos!!!!

  168. June Hardie says:

    Best of luck, Catalunya. My goddaughter has lived in Barcelona for years, and got to vote for the first time today! Love to you and the family, Terry,

  169. biolabs23 says:

    Catalunya is amazing & unique. Go for it!

  170. evelyn says:

    Our thoughts are with you today Call u ya. ..good luck…you are a shining beacon to us in Scotland

  171. Shoulder to shoulder with you Catalunya x

  172. gonzalo1 says:

    Catalunya, mes que mai

  173. Go Catalonia, do what we had the chance to. Move forward. All the best!!! 🙂

  174. Cerian Baldwin says:

    Good luck 🙂

  175. Flower of Scotland says:

    I’ve been there with you today Catalunya! It is on independencelive.net. I’m proud to see Scots there supporting you! Si,Si

  176. Gaylie Runciman says:

    We wish you your infapendence … In time I hope we follow.

  177. Monica Nall says:

    Seize the day And we’ll be not far behind you.

  178. Iain Malcolmson says:

    Good luck Catalunya. Small is beautiful! Si, Si. Scotland is with you all the way.

  179. Yvonne Smith says:

    We are with you Catalonia…xxx Be in control of your own Destiny, for the future of your children, and your grandchildren…xx We are with you …xxxx

  180. Good luck! Fully supporting your bid for Independence!

  181. YES, Cataluna. Good luck brothers and sisters.

  182. Forbes says:

    Scotland stands with you in demanding control of your own nation and your own destiny.
    Believe in your people and your goals, and do not be distracted by the propaganda that you will face from the elitist politicians and their media allies.
    Good Luck!

  183. Iain Donald says:

    Scotland is with you Catalonia, YOU CAN DO IT!

  184. Iain Lawson says:

    Lots of thought about Catalonia today, every success, we wish you well.

  185. keith ward says:

    we hope you win your freedom go for it dont wait to regret it like scotland

  186. DJ Robertson says:

    Go Catalonia should us at least 60% SiSi

  187. Your destiny is in your own hands!!! Good Luck on your Independence Journey your time is now Catalonya xxx

  188. Tina says:

    Good luck may you get your independence, we are all behind you Catalonia

  189. Annette says:

    In the name of peace, justice and freedom, I wish you every success.

  190. Thank you Catalunya, for the help you gave us here in Scotland on the ground, for example your volunteers here who distributed leaflets and literature for us. Small nations hold the promise of direct and genuine, democracy, while large nations often fall prey to oligarchy (as, Spain and the UK). Viva Catalunya! May you win today.

  191. dougiestrang says:

    Here’s to your passion and joyful determination in the face of Spanish intransigence.

  192. Vulpes Vulpes says:

    Shoulder to shoulder with you brothers & sisters for a positive outcome.

  193. Angela Sarah says:

    All the best to the wonderful people of Catalonia on their quest for democracy and freedom.

  194. Aspen says:

    Show Scotland how it should be done. Good Luck for an independent future.

  195. Maggieb says:

    Good luck, thank you for your support during our referendum. Here’s hoping , one day, the heads of both our independent countries can meet.

  196. Tracey White says:

    My thoughts are with you and I hope you gain what Scotland missed out on

  197. George Wilson says:

    Visca Catalunya!

  198. John Dalrymple says:

    To my Catalan friends: show us how it’s done

  199. Rhona Howden says:

    Tots vostes estan en els nostres cors. Good luck.

  200. Ann Marnoch says:

    Buena Suerte Catalunya de Derek y Ann Marnoch, Almeria, Espana

  201. Grant Reekie says:

    I’ll never forget seeing candles laid out in the shape of the Catalan and Scottish Flags next to each other in George Square and on the Royal Mile in the days leading up to the referendum result. It felt like true international solidarity between our two nations. Let’s have some self determination and social responsibility, small, successful nations and an end to imperialism. It is a disgrace they won’t give you a legal vote. Kick it in the goal!

  202. Mark Coburn says:

    God Yes Catalunya! God bless Catalonia. Do it!

  203. MoJo says:

    with you in spirit Catalunya – vote for self determination – and Scotland will join you in independence very soon…..

  204. MBC says:

    ‘Freedom, that most noble thing, that no worthy person ever gives up, except with life itself’.

    Go Catalunya!

  205. Jan Anderson says:

    Luck and love to the people of Catalunya! We are with you…

  206. Manda Kilt says:

    Good luck to you all, will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

  207. Anne-Marie Timoney says:

    With you in spirit. Good luck to all Catalans!!!!

  208. As, I hope, Scotland was an inspiration to you Catalunya, you too are an inspiration to all of us. Vote Si

  209. ed says:

    Make your own history Catalunya.

  210. Luigi says:

    Good Luck Catalunya! I wish for you a high turnout today and decisive result that Madrid cannot ignore.
    One day Catalunya and Scotland will be free.

  211. arthur thomson says:

    My thoughts are with you. You will win.

  212. Alan says:

    Be brave Catalunya.

  213. heather anderson says:

    Sincerely hope you win your independence.

  214. Alasdair smith says:

    Have the courage of your own belief. It is better to decide your own future.

  215. So very much hoping that you return a good strong Yes vote. The road is not always easy but the prize is great. Freedom

  216. Go get em my Catalan friends. They can’t deny you your freedom. You have a right to democracy and a right to nationality. These two “rights” are universally protected human rights of which the Spanish Government in Madrid are full signatories to the UDHR.

    The Catalans like the Scots have a Right To Nationality under Article 15 which states:

    1) Everyone has the right to a nationality.

    2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his/her nationality nor denied the right to change his/her nationality.

    The Catalans like the Scots have a Right To Democracy under Article 21 which states:

    1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his/her country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

    2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his/her country.

    3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

    Madrid’s threats and postulating are futile. Catalunya’s human rights are protected no matter what the Spanish constitution says because the Spanish Government like the UK Government are full signatories to the UDHR which supercedes any mononational constitution in a multi national environment which holds the UDHR over and above that of petty nationalistic constitutions. The sorts that people belonging to parties like UKIP, the BNP and the Tories love quibbling about.

  217. Pipermac45 says:

    Best Wishes Catalunya! Respect from Scotland, we applaud your bravery!

  218. Alexis says:

    Believe in yourselves.

  219. McDuff says:

    Good luck, Vote YES,

  220. John Paul Coyle says:

    Good Luck from your friends in Scotland.

  221. David Sime says:

    courage, best wishes, strength and prosperity to you – I hope your people make the right decision and can go forward with pride and string identity with your nation. All our hopes and faith from Scotland

    1. Iain Bruce says:

      Vote YES and best wishes for a happy outcome – eventually, you can overcomebecause anything is

  222. Martin says:

    Everything starts with Yes.

  223. Frank says:

    What a pity. So many good subjects, if you had good lord. From a Catalonia’s lover.

  224. Jan Cowan says:

    All the very best of wishes to the good people of Catalonia and many, many thanks for your support of us.

  225. lorraine mackenzie says:

    With you in spirit Catalunya. Llarg Catalunya en directe

  226. Bryan Allan says:

    Go for it Catalunya!

  227. Ken MacColl says:

    Every wish for a successful outcome. Go for it Catalunya and best wishes for the future. Take control!.

  228. bruce says:

    Bona Sort Cataluyna!

  229. Crìsdean says:

    Tha sinne nar seasamh ri taobh sibhse an diugh a Chatalunia, Gura matha a thèid leibh!!! We’re standing alongside you today Catalunya – good luck to you!!!!.

  230. Ian MacFadyen says:

    Our thoughts are with you.

  231. Gary Shaw says:

    Good luck brothers and sisters in Catalunya. The future is yours and we will support you.

  232. annelawrie says:

    Good luck Cataluña. Our thoughts are with you in your struggle.

  233. schmaved says:

    On 2 occasions I have walked from Irun in the Basque Country through the Pyrenees. Finishing my journey on one occasion in Catalonia at Llança. Each time in awe of the beautiful countryside and the warmth of the people we met there. I hope you achieve your dreams. I look forward to the day that I can travel from an independent Scotland to each of your independent countries. Solidarity from Scotland.

  234. Mark Harper says:

    Here’s to freedom and good neighbours.

  235. David Millar says:

    Buena suerte Catelonia !

  236. Sharon mcintosh says:

    Bring this vote home 🙂

  237. Jean Kemp says:

    May you succeed where Scotland failed!

  238. Gavin McGregor says:

    My hope is that your fellow Catalans have the courage and conviction many Scots lacked. Forza Catalunya

  239. G Couper says:

    Best of luck – we’ll get there in the end. This movement is unstoppable!

  240. Good Luck Catalunya. Scotland is with you.

  241. Rosie says:

    May your hopes shine and your courage stay strong! Scottish solidarity sings boldly with you for freedom and the future.

  242. helen mc allister says:

    i nearly got arrested in Spain for humming the Baque National Anthem in 1975 lol GOOD LUCK CATALUNYA we in Scotland support you all one day when we are both free countries we can be allies and friends GOD BLESS YOU ALL xx

  243. Si Si, Catalunya!

    It just wasn’t time for Scotland this year, but that day will come again sooner than most think.
    Meanwhile, your turn has come.
    May you start the earthquake that re shapes Europe!
    Your Scottish brothers and sisters are with you in spirit – may your courage and persistence be properly rewarded.

  244. barson says:

    Good luck. Scotland is behind you

  245. Solidarity with the people of Catalonia in our common desire for independence, true democracy and the better society.

  246. John McCormack says:

    Best wishes to the people of Catalunya. Spain cannot justify keeping you against your will. Denying you the right to vote is not democracy and will not stand for long.

  247. bringiton says:

    Power to people,aka democracy.
    Good luck Catalunya.

  248. weegingerdug says:

    Visca una Catalunya independent! Que tingueu bona sort! Amb bons desitjos d’ Escòcia – estem amb vostes.

  249. Eman says:

    Gura math thèid leibh. The support we got from you and the Basque people during our Yes campaign was inspiring. We send our support to you, and hope for a ‘Yes!’. Saor Catalunya!

  250. Brian McMullen says:

    I visited Catalonia after the referendum and I was amazed at the visible signs of support for independence. I wish you well in the movement towards independence.

  251. Angela says:

    Good luck to you all. I hope this is your first step on your rad to independence. The Scottish people are with you all xxxx

  252. Flora Douglas says:

    Go Catalunyia!!!

  253. AnnaMac says:

    From Glasgow, yours in Solidarity!

  254. Carol says:

    Hope over fear. All the best to you all

  255. Irma says:

    Viva la revolucion, Catalonia (Catalunya)! Solidarity from Glasgow, Scotland. Catalonia and Caledonia!

  256. Mary Dillet says:

    I sincerely hope YES wins. My thoughts r with u all. Saor Alba!

  257. mockitt says:

    Good Luck Catalunya. Scotland forced the door ajar. Now it’s your turn to blast it wide open. For your nation, for Scotland, for the basque nation and all others who believe in democracy.

  258. Dougie Cunningham says:

    Good luck to our Catalonian friends.

  259. Heather says:

    We are all with you here. Well done on your bravery and determination!

  260. James Munro says:

    Si Si, go for it.

    Love,

    Yes Scotland

  261. Frances Brown says:

    Hope you are braver than we were. Good luck!

  262. mogabee says:

    Best wishes from Kintyre in Argyll.XXXXX

  263. Maggie says:

    Good luck Catalunya

  264. Elizabeth Buist says:

    Good luck Catalunya! May your dreams come true! Thank you for your support for us!

  265. liz says:

    Well done Catalyunia. Hopefully we will join you soon.
    Thank you for including Scotland in your day today

  266. I would like to add my best wishes. Let us go forward together in solidarity, love and strength.

  267. Sue Varley says:

    Good luck Catalonia. Show us how it’s done!

  268. JBS says:

    Well, now, if the Catalan people didn’t just go ahead and do it…

    ‘2.25 million Catalans participate in non-binding vote, independence option won with 80% support’:

    http://www.catalannewsagency.com/politics/item/2-25-million-catalans-participate-in-non-binding-vote-independence-option-won-with-80-support

    Looking forward now to real independence for Catalonia.

  269. On behalf of Twitter’s “WeAreThe45plus” group-list, I would like to wish Catalonia and its people the greatest of success with every step of your collective way towards full independence. May Scotland walk it with you in support and solidarity. Onwards and upwards for both our peoples – and both our countries!

  270. david steel says:

    Catalunya – be strong , be sure , be patient – you will get there in the end. Good luck.

  271. lorraine mackenzie says:

    Good luck to Catalunya and my Catalan family

  272. bellacaledonia says:

    Si! Best wishes and solidarity to everyone in Catalonia.

    KW

  273. Douglas Robertson says:


    The image at the front of this piece comes from San Sabastian in the Basque Country – these guys know how to sort a flash mob. In solidarity.

  274. Hazel Lyon says:

    congratulations on winning the first battle. Keep the faith and continue the fight xxx

  275. Kate Smith says:

    Well done Catalonia. I hope Caledonia’s independence follows soon. Awrabest for your future.

  276. Forbes Bryce says:

    This time….!

  277. George Gunn says:

    The Spanish government did their best to stymie the referendum by making it “illegal” and refusing to recognise the result but the direction of travel for Catalonia is the same as that for Scotland: independence will come. I imagine Westminster will take great heart from the Catalonia result – not the actual voting as they are nervous about democracy – but rather that central government can effect things by banning popular polls. If the Tories get in next May and there is another referendum mooted for Scotland within their term, who is to say they will not ban it? They got away with it by the skin of their teeth last September. I don’t see them risking it again by trusting the people to vote No once more.

  278. Brian Collie says:

    Scotland is behind you, well done the Catalans, a proud people!

  279. Speaking as an avowed Scottish Yes person, I find the Catalan stance Deeply moving and inspiring: all the very best to your movement too!

  280. Molly McAye says:

    So proud of you! You inspire those of us who are still fighting for the cause. Keep the momentum going!

  281. DaveW says:

    Well done people of Catalonia. If only more Scottish people had your kind of backbone.

  282. Denis says:

    Catalonia – so close to Caledonia, what a wonderful vote for independence you have just made.

    Scotland will learn from you, and one day will reject the politics of fear and all the forces ranged against our country. You have the same resistance from Madrid as we have from Westminster.

  283. Congratulations on your milestone to success, democracy and destiny.

    You are an example to Scotland and we will learn from you. Forward together to independence and social justice.

  284. biowrite says:

    My thoughts are with you. Vote for independence and show the world that you will not be intimidated.

  285. James Murray says:

    Thoughts with you on this historic day, go for Catalunya Yes Yes Yes

  286. Connie Furlong says:

    Well Done to the people of catalonia on voting YES in ur referendum we the people of Scotland love you all . X

  287. Irene says:

    I’m Catalan and I’d like to say thanks for all these encouraging messages!

    I voted yesterday, and so did all my family (my 91 year-old grandpa included), all for the Sí-Sí! 2,3 million votes that can be even more when the counting finishes, and 80% have voted independence.
    The path will be difficult because the Spanish government has no intention to acknowledge this and they have resorted to threatening us again, but we are not afraid and we won’t be stopped.

    I hope we’ll get our freedom and that you will join us soon!

    Visca Catalunya, Saor Alba!

    1. Denis says:

      Visca Catalunya!!! Si! Si!

    2. Andy smith says:

      Well done to each and everyone in catalunya, no wonder the Spanish government refused to sanction the vote.
      Today I feel so envious of your spirited people as it’s only a matter of time until the vote becomes reality, I only hope that we in Scotland are ready to join you as another free nation.

  288. topherdawson says:

    Well done in Catalunya! Your dedication is an example to us all, and we wish you all the best.

  289. Joe Baxter says:

    Well done my Catalan brothers and sisters.

  290. Gordon Brain says:

    Supporting democracy in Catalonia.
    Well done!

  291. dasoulsby says:

    So Proud of the Catalans “No Pasaran”

    Well Done! and thanks for all your support Amazing!!!!

  292. chris moore says:

    Have more guts than us Scots, Catalunya!

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