There'll be plenty of diplomacy all right .... gunboat diplomacy, Palmerston style. Do as I say, or I'll clatter you. Fascinating when the myth of REAL democracy is shattered by the wishes of a rich powerful elite running big capitals like Madrid. No "Catexit means Catexit" there. I suspect there will be millions of brexiteers over here not wanting local democracy for their respective Catalans over there.
Has anyone noticed that the Beeb website recently has, apart from the usual police brutality that happens at all big public events, only shown picture after picture of gorgeous sultry Catalan young females draped in their flags ? almost heroic and Jean Brodie esque. Rather different than the females hobbling up through Central Park or being lifted into Jim's fan fest today, that's for sure. Talking of Jean Brodie, I suspect if Auntie were reporting on the same independence push happening in Scotland, the pictures would be of angry snarling toothless ne'er do well thugs.