“Scottish Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw hit back, drawing comparisons with the 2014 consultative referendum held in Catalonia without the permission of Madrid. Mr Carlaw said: ‘The SNP’s only reason for existing is to rip Scotland out of the UK. That’s why the party refuses to rule out any means of achieving this, including a nonsense Catalan castanets consultative referendum. http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/nicola-sturgeon-urged-to-withdraw-illegitimate-vote-threat-1-4396195
A Scottish Conservative deputy deputy was quick to point out that ‘Catalan castanets’ was an expression of respect and appreciation toward a European neighbour.