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What has Owen Jones to do with Jordi Pujol?

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What makes to a left-wing British, supporter of class struggle politics, support the Catalans separatists? What makes an Owen Jones, young star of British activism, scourge of the powerful breed, take sides for those who always ruled in Catalonia and consider themselves as its owners? What takes to a self-appointed working- class defender to put himself on the side of Pujol, Mas and the independentist elites belonging to the wealthy class? This is the long-standing question. The question about what the hell happens within the left-wing that makes so many of them be shoulder by shoulder with Catalan separatism. This confraternity is not surprising anymore among the Spanish’ leftists. But when the international swarm of prestigious and influential useful fools shows up, well, let allow ourselves having some minutes of astonishment.

Mr Jones, for example: who as an influencer must be always present at all fronts, spoke out about the court’ decision in the following way:

Whether you support Catalan independence or not is irrelevant. A supposedly democratic European state locking up political dissidents is grotesque –as is the lack of condemnation by other European........

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