Owen Jones: I hope Catalonia stays with Spain, but I support its right to leave

Owen Jones may not be for Catalonia’s independence from Spain, but he recognises that all people have a right to self-determination: “I have little truck with pro-independence movements unless a nation is oppressed, like those subjugated by Europe’s former great powers – and Catalonia is not. Supporting Catalonia’s right to divorce does not mean endorsing it. But when democracy comes under attack anywhere, it is our collective responsibility to show solidarity.”

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