Sinn Féin’s stance on Catalan independence is deeply hypocritical
SF is backing Catalonia’s separatists while trying to force unionists into a united Ireland
Demonstrators celebrate the Catalan national day in Barcelona on Monday. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images
In a little over two weeks’ time, on October 1st, the regional government in Barcelona will try to hold an illegal and unconstitutional poll on Catalan independence.
A boycott by opponents means the secessionists should get the result they want, with implications for Europe that could make Brexit look harmless.